lapse / læps /


lapse2 个定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. an accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard: a lapse of justice.
  2. a slip or error, often of a trivial sort; failure: a lapse of memory.
  3. an interval or passage of time; elapsed period: a lapse of ten minutes before the program resumed.
v. 无主动词 verb

lapsed, laps·ing.

  1. to fall or deviate from a previous standard; fail to maintain a normative level: Toward the end of the book the author lapsed into bad prose.
  2. to come to an end; stop: We let our subscription to that magazine lapse.
  3. to fall, slip, or sink; subside: to lapse into silence.

lapse 近义词

n. 名词 noun

break in action

n. 名词 noun


n. 名词 noun


v. 动词 verb

become void; fall back into previous pattern


  1. The defensive lapses came because of missed assignments and some trouble in transition.
  2. According to sources who heard the presentation, Wyler used no names and only titles in discussing the management lapses in editing “The Mad, Mad World of Niche Sports.”
  3. Despite his decision to delay signing the bill over last-minute objections, the Labor Department said this week that it does not expect people claiming certain federal unemployment benefits to experience a lapse in payments.
  4. Only through lawsuits — and people like being willing to come forward — can the public get a true picture of these lapses in care.
  5. Budget experts said the impact of that lapse would almost certainly be minimal if Congress can approve the government funding deal by the end of the weekend.
  6. I shut my eyes yet felt aware of the garden at my elbow, the blooms opening as if in time-lapse, the stalks lengthening.
  7. That lapse was partly mitigated by the rise of blog­ging, which encouraged user-generated content.
  8. This trend will only accelerate as whites lapse at higher rates than nonwhites.
  9. Today no one in either party would accept such a benign explanation for a lapse in security, nor should they.
  10. Rich defendant, revolving door attorneys, last-minute plea deals… cue the brooding theme music and time-lapse photography.
  11. This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.
  12. No notice being taken of the taps, the unseen visitor, after a short lapse, ventured to open the door and peep in.
  13. He felt vexed with himself for his lapse from good manners, yet hardly able to account for it.
  14. That has been left for us to discover, and that glamour in which we see their age is one afforded only by the lapse of time.
  15. In the intervals which must occur between the courses, do not appear to be conscious of the lapse of time.