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Verb (usu participle)


oversleepv. t. 
     To sleep beyond; as, to oversleep one's self or one's usual hour of rising.  [1913 Webster]
oversleepv. i. 
     To sleep too long.  [1913 Webster]


oversleep, v.intr. & refl. (past and past part. -slept)
1 continue sleeping beyond the intended time of waking.
2 sleep too long.



be behindhand, be late, be overdue, blow the chance, doze, drowse, get up late, keep everyone waiting, keep late hours, lose the chance, lose the opportunity, miss an opportunity, miss the boat, miss the chance, nap, neglect the opportunity, saw logs, saw wood, show up late, sleep, sleep soundly, slumber, snore, stay late, stay up late, take a nap




VB be inactive, do nothing, move slowly, let the grass grow under one's feet, take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch, loll, lollop, lounge, poke, loaf, loiter, go to sleep over, sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile, take it easy, take things as they come, lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness, loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence, waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time, burn daylight, waste the precious hours, idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time, spend time in, take time in, peddle, piddle, potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle, dally, dilly-dally, sleep, slumber, be asleep, hibernate, oversleep, sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse, sleep soundly, heavily, doze, drowze, snooze, nap, take a nap, dream, snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep, doze off, drop off, fall asleep, drop asleep, close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids, weigh down the eyelids, get sleep, nod, yawn, go to bed, turn, get some z's, stack z's, languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire, relax, render idle, sluggardize, mitigate.

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