Definitions for lapse

Definitions for (noun) lapse

Main entry: lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, backsliding

Definition: a failure to maintain a higher state

Main entry: oversight, lapse

Definition: a mistake resulting from inattention

Main entry: lapse

Definition: a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

Usage: a lapse of three weeks between letters

Definitions for (verb) lapse

Main entry: recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress, fall back, lapse

Definition: go back to bad behavior

Usage: Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Main entry: backslide, lapse

Definition: drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Main entry: lapse

Definition: end, at least for a long time

Usage: The correspondence lapsed

Main entry: sink, lapse, pass

Definition: pass into a specified state or condition

Usage: He sank into nirvana

Main entry: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse

Definition: pass by

Usage: three years elapsed

Main entry: lapse

Definition: let slip

Usage: He lapsed his membership

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