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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A failure to maintain a higher state; A mistake resulting from inattention; A break or intermission in the occurrence of something. v. - Go back to bad behavior; Drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards; End, at least for a long time;

Usage examples (36)
  • How such a security lapse could occur needs a full independent public inquiry.
  • A lapse of three weeks between letters
  • You know you let your title lapse and now you're trying to evade the law.
  • The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for what he calls a lapse of judgment. for more
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