Oversleep \O`ver*sleep"\, v. i. To sleep too long. [1913 Webster]

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  • Oversleep — O ver*sleep , v. t. To sleep beyond; as, to oversleep one s self or one s usual hour of rising. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oversleep — (v.) late 14c., from OVER (Cf. over) + SLEEP (Cf. sleep) (v.). Related: Overslept; oversleeping …   Etymology dictionary

  • oversleep — ► VERB (past and past part. overslept) ▪ sleep longer or later than one has intended …   English terms dictionary

  • oversleep — [ō΄vər slēp′, ō′vər slēp΄] vi. overslept, oversleeping to sleep past the intended time for getting up …   English World dictionary

  • oversleep — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsliːp] / US [ˌoʊvərˈslɪp] verb [intransitive] Word forms oversleep : present tense I/you/we/they oversleep he/she/it oversleeps present participle oversleeping past tense overslept UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈslept] / US [ˌoʊvərˈslept] past… …   English dictionary

  • oversleep — verb (overslept; sleeping) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to sleep beyond the time for waking transitive verb to allow (oneself) to oversleep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oversleep — /oh veuhr sleep /, v., overslept, oversleeping. v.i. 1. to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking: He overslept and missed his train. v.t. 2. to sleep beyond (a certain hour): She had overslept her usual time of arising. 3. to let… …   Universalium

  • oversleep — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)sli͟ːp[/t]] oversleeps, oversleeping, overslept VERB If you oversleep, you sleep longer than you should have done. I m really sorry I m late, Andrew. I forgot to set my alarm and I overslept …   English dictionary

  • oversleep — verb /ˈəʊvərˌsliːp/ To involuntarily stay sleeping longer than planned. See Also: sleep in, sleep it out …   Wiktionary

  • oversleep — Synonyms and related words: be behindhand, be late, be overdue, blow the chance, doze, drowse, get up late, keep everyone waiting, keep late hours, lose the chance, lose the opportunity, miss an opportunity, miss the boat, miss the chance, nap,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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