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  • v. To be overcome with sleep.
  • v. To neglect through sleep or by sleeping; sleep through; oversleep; sleep off.


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From Middle English forslepen, equivalent to for- +‎ sleep. Cognate with West Frisian forsliepe ("to forsleep"), Dutch verslapen ("to sleep off, sleep away"), German verschlafen ("to sleep away, oversleep").


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