Definitions for oversleepˌoʊ vərˈslip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•sleepˌoʊ vərˈslip(v.i.)-slept, -sleep•ing.

  1. to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversleep(verb)

    sleep longer than intended

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. oversleep(verb)ˌoʊ vərˈslip

    to sleep too long, so that you are late for sth

    Where is he? I bet he overslept again.


  1. oversleep(Verb)

    To involuntarily stay sleeping longer than planned.

Translations for oversleep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to sleep longer than one intended

He overslept and missed the train.

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