overslept


overslept

verb (used without object), o·ver·slept, o·ver·sleep·ing.

  1. to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking: He overslept and missed his train.

verb (used with object), o·ver·slept, o·ver·sleep·ing.

  1. to sleep beyond (a certain hour): She had overslept her usual time of arising.
  2. to let (oneself) sleep past the hour of arising: Of all mornings to oversleep myself!

verb -sleeps, -sleeping or -slept

  1. (intr) to sleep beyond the intended time for getting up

v.late 14c., from over- + sleep (v.). Related: Overslept; oversleeping. Old English had a noun oferslæp “too much sleep.”

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