lapse - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/læps/
present tense
I/you/we/theylapse
he/she/itlapses
present participlelapsing
past tenselapsed
past participlelapsed
  1. 2
    if an official document, decision, or right lapses, it is no longer effective

    The permit was extended for another year before being left to lapse.

phrasal verbs