from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To sleep beyond one's usual or intended time for waking.
  • intransitive verb To sleep beyond the time for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sleep beyond: as, to oversleep the usual hour of rising.
  • To sleep beyond the proper or desired time of waking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To sleep beyond.
  • intransitive verb To sleep too long.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To involuntarily stay sleeping longer than planned.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb sleep longer than intended


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