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    lapse

    lapse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lapse

    Definition
    (noun) a mistake resulting from inattention
    Synonyms : oversight
    Definition
    (noun) a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    Example Sentence
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters
    Definition
    (noun) a failure to maintain a higher state Definition
    (verb) pass into a specified state or condition
    Synonyms : pass , sink
    Example Sentence
    • He sank into nirvana
    Definition
    (verb) end, at least for a long time
    Example Sentence
    • The correspondence lapsed
    Definition
    (verb) drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
    Synonyms : backslide
    Definition
    (verb) go back to bad behavior
    Example Sentence
    • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals
    Definition
    (verb) let slip
    Example Sentence
    • He lapsed his membership
    Definition
    (verb) pass by
    Example Sentence
    • three years elapsed
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