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phrasal verb

lapse into

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theylapse into
he/she/itlapses into
present participlelapsing into
past tenselapsed into
past participlelapsed into
  1. lapse into something to gradually change to a quieter or less active state

    A hypnotized person lapses into a kind of trance.

    Now it was her turn to lapse into thought.

    1. a.
      to change to a different, less usual, or less helpful way of speaking or behaving, often without realizing it

      The manual occasionally lapses into incomprehensible jargon.

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