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1 lapse /ˈlæps/ noun
plural lapses
1 lapse
/ˈlæps/
noun
plural lapses
Learner's definition of LAPSE
[count]
: an occurrence in which you fail to think or act in the usual or proper way for a brief time and make a mistake
often + in
often + of
: an occurrence in which someone behaves badly for usually a short period of time
: a change that results in worse behavior
: a period of time between events often + of
: the ending of something that happens when the payments necessary for it to continue are not made often + of
2 lapse /ˈlæps/ verb
lapses; lapsed; lapsing
2 lapse
/ˈlæps/
verb
lapses; lapsed; lapsing
Learner's definition of LAPSE
[no object]
: to stop for usually a brief time
: to become no longer effective or valid

lapse into

[phrasal verb]
lapse into (something)
: to begin using or doing (something that should be avoided) for a short period of time
: to begin to be in (a worse or less active state or condition)
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