outsleep

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

out- +‎ sleep

VerbEdit

outsleep (third-person singular simple present outsleeps, present participle outsleeping, simple past and past participle outslept)

  1. (transitive) To sleep longer than or beyond.
    • 1874, James Thomson, The City of Dreadful Night, XIII
      And often in his secret soul he prays
      To sleep through barren periods unaware,
      Arousing at some longed-for date of pleasure;
      Which having passed and yielded him small treasure,
      He would outsleep another term of care.
    • 1978, Audrey Sutherland, Paddling My Own Canoe
      I stay in bed, outsleeping the rain and reading.

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