Definition of oversleep in English:

oversleep

verb

[no object]
  • Sleep longer or later than one intended.

    ‘we talked until the early hours and consequently I overslept’
    • ‘I'm late for work as I overslept after returning from my sensual experience at the Thai restaurant quite late last night… details later.’
    • ‘I actually overslept and missed most of the first half.’
    • ‘This morning, I overslept because I was having a dream about oversleeping.’
    • ‘I curse myself for oversleeping through the 1999 eclipse.’
    • ‘Try and get an early night so I don't oversleep tomorrow.’
    • ‘Frustration over Athens' transport system grew among media and Olympic officials today after some bus drivers overslept and others became lost on new roads.’
    • ‘I woke up without oversleeping, and got into work with no rush AND having enough time to walk to the farther stop to catch the bus in.’
    • ‘But we have ALL overslept for work at some point.’
    • ‘Saturday I overslept, and then was informed that due to my lateness in getting home that night, I had to shovel the driveway.’
    • ‘There's nothing like walking in company for making friends of strangers, and there was plenty of leg-pulling about oversleeping and its relationship to good red wine when we boarded the coach next morning.’
    • ‘Having overslept, leaving me with just 10 minutes to iron a shirt, have a shower and get dressed, I was forced to skip my usual breakfast of cornflakes, a banana and a glass of orange juice.’
    • ‘Typically sufferers become low and lethargic, tend to overeat and oversleep, gain weight, and sometimes work and relationships suffer as a result of low confidence and self-esteem.’
    • ‘If I don't get that much, I tend to oversleep until I've had the 4 hours, no matter how many alarms I have set.’
    • ‘Except, perhaps, if only I'd slid my alarm fully to its ‘ON’ position, I might not have overslept, missed my train, the match, and what was by all accounts an exuberant weekend in Cardiff.’
    • ‘He says his favorite hobby is sleeping - and has been since his days at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, where his baseball coach routinely made him clean the toilets whenever he overslept and was late for practice.’
    • ‘When she finally got through, her relief was inflected with incredulity: for the first time, her usually diligent daughter had overslept, and missed the bus.’
    • ‘Finally, one by one I found all five of them, each of whom had some weird and random reason not to be there, including one who overslept.’
    • ‘If he had overslept or if somebody else had done this or that, then it wouldn't have happened the way’
    • ‘Normally, this would be great, but considering it was 7.30 am, (yes, overslept again), I was a bit confused as I was expecting the Today Programme.’
    • ‘Now, I've overslept - after waking up at 2 a.m. and seriously considering getting up for the day - and I'm all sore.’

Pronunciation

oversleep

/ˌoʊvərˈslip//ˌōvərˈslēp/