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The man admitted driving over the speed limit and apologized for the lapse.
She was angered by her momentary lapse of control.
Today showed that I can have lapses in concentration.
Members of the committee were puzzled by the memory lapses of White House officials.
There have been security lapses despite efforts to protect the public.
This is the British English definition of lapse. View American English definition of lapse.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important
… to reveal a small part of your intentions in order to attract support, without actually committing yourself to doing anythingadd a word
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