- n. 失效；流逝；过失
- vi. 失效；流逝；背离，失检；陷入
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- lapse (n.)
- mid-15c., "elapsing of time, expiration;" also "temporary forfeiture of a legal right," from Middle French laps "lapse," from Latin lapsus "a slipping and falling, flight (of time), falling into error," from labi "to slip, glide, fall." Meaning "moral transgression, sin" is c. 1500; that of "slip of the memory" is 1520s; that of "a falling away from one's faith" is from 1650s.
- lapse (v.)
- early 15c., said to be from lapse (n.) or from Latin lapsare "to lose one's footing." Related: Lapsed; lapses; lapsing.
- 1. He knew that he might soon lapse into unconsciousness.
- 2. Ford allowed the name and trademark to lapse during the Eighties.
- 3. a momentary lapse of concentration
- 4. a time-lapse sequence of a flower opening
- 5. His lapse into drunkenness followed a long run of bad luck.
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