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verb [intransitive] lapse pronunciation in British English /læps/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelapsing
past tenselapsed
past participlelapsed
  1. 1
    to stop gradually or for a short time

    At this point the waiter came up with Maggie's drink and conversation lapsed.

  2. 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.

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