Meaning of “oversleep” in the English Dictionary

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"oversleep" in British English

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oversleepverb [ I ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈsliːp/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈsliːp/ overslept, overslept

to sleep for longer than you intended to and so wake up late:

I missed the bus this morning because I overslept again.

(Definition of “oversleep” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oversleep" in American English

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oversleepverb [ I ]

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈslip/ past tense and past participle overslept /ˌoʊ·vərˈslept/

to sleep longer or later than you intended to:

I missed the bus because I overslept.

(Definition of “oversleep” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)