a mistake resulting from inattention
a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
"a lapse of three weeks between letters"
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(verb)
a failure to maintain a higher state
sink, pass, lapse(verb)
pass into a specified state or condition
"He sank into nirvana"
run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on
end, at least for a long time
"The correspondence lapsed"
drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)
go back to bad behavior
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
go along, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, regress, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall back, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, relapse, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back
"He lapsed his membership"
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)
"three years elapsed"
run, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, continue, occur, die, sneak off, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, fall back, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, sneak out, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, play along, expire, overhaul, go through, reach, communicate, go under, come about, keep, choke, pop off, go across, overtake, glide by, sneak away, extend, decease, fall, pass, proceed, pass by, clear, exit, conk, travel by, buy the farm, relapse, pass along, steal away, retrogress, slide by, go along, surpass, guide, backslide, pass on
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(Law.) become void
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We view this as a major lapse.
The Senate should not wait to act. I sincerely hope that even our colleagues who may wish to vote against the House GOP bill will not make us prolong this brief lapse in authorities, and we'll be able to get these tools back online this week.
As the lapse in appropriation continues, more than 55,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian employees will not receive monthly pay and benefits. In addition, the federal funding hiatus may affect the retired pay for 50,000 Coast Guard annuitants.
Orkim only alerted authorities 10 hours after they lost contact with Orkim Harmony ... The lapse after they lost communication made it very difficult for us.
The truth is, the federal government has only been open for five and a half weeks this Congress due to a lapse in appropriations. Since then, DHS has produced thousands of pages of documents to requesters in various committees in the House of Representatives in the last two weeks alone, including : House Oversight, The White House Judiciary, and to House Homeland.
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