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A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement
“The incident was being seen as a serious security lapse.”
An interval or passage of time
“That was the point that I was going to raise, not only the lapse of time but the cost in terms of both anxiety and financial cost to Mr Mond.”
A decline from previously high standards
“It was a shocking lapse from the usually solid stopper and completely knocked the wind out of City's sails.”
A change in status for the worse usually temporarily
“… the scandal caused the president to suffer a dramatic lapse in popularity.”
The stopping of a process or activity
“… wasn't bothered by the lapse of her membership at the health club.”
To come to an end
“He can make dazzling plays, but his concentration can lapse on routine pickups and throws.”
To fall away gradually
“It preserves the world from destruction; without it, all creation would lapse into chaos; it is the harmony and law of the universe.”
To fall away gradually
“False notes are struck - stupid, kick-yourself-later comments are delivered - and I eventually lapse into dumbstruck, simpering silence, longing for the encounter to be over.”
To slip into a bad habit that one is trying to avoid
“Her membership of the party has lapsed.”
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