to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking: He overslept and missed his train.
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How to use oversleep in a sentence
After the shift in start time, students in the delayed-start schools were less likely to oversleep.Starting schools later leads to less tardiness, fewer ‘zombies’ | Alison Pearce Stevens | October 5, 2021 | Science News For Students
You can freeze these packs ahead for those days when everyone oversleeps and needs to fuel up fast.Back-to-school recipes, including breakfasts, lunches and snacks, for students of all ages | Kari Sonde | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Falling behind in school, he’d often stay up late to study, then oversleep the next day.
One, it removes any conscious or subconscious fear that you’ll oversleep.
On the days I went to school, I would oversleep for work and come late.What I learned from 5 years of cleaning airplanes in the middle of the night | matthewheimer | August 30, 2020 | Fortune
There is always the possibility that they may oversleep themselves and fall into a dormant and inactive state.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value | Arthur Glyn Leonard
Above all, you must not let me oversleep myself, for otherwise I shall be late in arriving at Granada.Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes | Charles Sellers and Others
Daisy Bell had half a mind to let her oversleep and lose a mark, then she really did love her too well.Helen Grant's Schooldays | Amanda M. Douglas
I had slept little the previous night, and was afraid that I might oversleep myself in consequence.Uncle Max | Rosa Nouchette Carey
That worthy individual did not oversleep himself, nor did he suffer the Jew to do so either.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 | John Lloyd Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for oversleep
(intr) to sleep beyond the intended time for getting up
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