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Noun
A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement
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“The incident was being seen as a serious security lapse.”
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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.”
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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.”
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A change for the worse, typically temporarily
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The ending of an activity
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Different from that expected
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An amount of time or a particular time interval during which something happens
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Structural or physical deterioration
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A sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something
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An insufficient amount
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Dotage or senility
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The condition of being infelicitous
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Mental lapse
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An unsuccessful outcome of something planned
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An idiosyncratic belief or impression maintained despite being contradicted by reality or rational argument
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To draw to a close
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“He can make dazzling plays, but his concentration can lapse on routine pickups and throws.”
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To fall away gradually
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“It preserves the world from destruction; without it, all creation would lapse into chaos; it is the harmony and law of the universe.”
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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.”
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To slip into a bad habit that one is trying to avoid
“Her membership of the party has lapsed.”
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To commit an offense, especially spiritually or morally
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To return to a former or less developed state
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(trip up) To commit a mistake or error
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To perform a glissade
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