Meaning of lapse

Definition of lapse

(noun) a mistake resulting from inattention
a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"
(adv) in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"
(verb) pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"
end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
pass by; "three years elapsed"

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