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Overview of verb lapse

The verb lapse has 6 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (1) sink, pass, lapse

(pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana")

2. (1) lapse

(end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed")

3. (1) lapse, backslide

(drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards)

4. (1) relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back

(go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals")

5. lapse

(let slip; "He lapsed his membership")

6. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along

(pass by; "three years elapsed")

Overview of adj lapsed

The adj lapsed has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) lapsed, nonchurchgoing

(no longer active or practicing; "a lapsed Catholic") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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