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Meaning of oversleep

o•ver•sleep

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-slēp'), [key]
— v., -slept, -sleep•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking: He overslept and missed his train.
—v.t.
  1. to sleep beyond (a certain hour): She had overslept her usual time of arising.
  2. to let (oneself&hasp;) sleep past the hour of arising: Of all mornings to oversleep myself!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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