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What does overslept mean?



 
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What does overslept mean? #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 02, 2006 19:22 pm   What does overslept mean?
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #15 "Sleep well (1)", question 4

On one occasion to her shame she slept over.

(a) On
(b) to
(c) slept over

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #15 "Sleep well (1)", answer 4

On one occasion to her shame she overslept.

Correct entry: overslept
The error was: (c) slept over
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what does overslept mean?
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Meaning of overslept #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:41 am   Meaning of overslept
 

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Overslept = slept past the intended waking time.
Slept over = stayed overnight at another's home.
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What does overslept mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:37 pm   What does overslept mean?
 

Could you please explain "occasion to her shame" ? The meaning of the phrase is not so clear for me.
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What does overslept mean? #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:50 pm   What does overslept mean?
 

Those are 2 different expressions:

On one occasion = once, one time
to one's shame = embarrassingly
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What does overslept mean? #5 (permalink) Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:01 am   What does overslept mean?
 

Thank you very much Mr.Micawber !

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