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Another word for lapse

  1. To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one

      1. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
      2. To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
      3. To slide backward in morals or religious enthusiasm; become less virtuous, less pious, etc.
      1. To have a tendency to approach or go back to a statistical mean.
      2. To move backward or away from a reference point; recede:
      3. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state:
      1. To recur. Used of an illness.
      2. To slip or fall back into a former condition, esp. after improvement or seeming improvement
      3. To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
      1. To go or move backward.
      2. To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
      1. (Law) To return (an estate, for example) to the grantor or the grantor's heirs or successor.
      2. (Biol.) To return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species
      3. To cause to go back to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief:
  2. To become or cause to become less active or intense

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  3. To move smoothly, continuously, and effortlessly

      1. To descend with little or no engine power, using airflow to control lift
      2. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
      3. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
      1. To make a glissade; slide or glide
      2. To perform a glissade.
      1. To shift from a position; slip
      2. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
      3. To move quietly and smoothly; glide
      1. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
      2. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
      3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
      1. To walk with a sliding motion
      2. To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
      3. To slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface:
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  4. To become void, especially through passage of time or an omission

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  5. To move past in time

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  1. A minor mistake

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  2. An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true

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  3. A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one

Another word for lapse

      1. (Ceramics) Clay thinned to the consistency of cream for use in decorating or casting, or as a cement or coating
      2. The difference between optimal and actual output in a mechanical device.
      3. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
      1. An error; a blunder.
      2. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
      3. (Baseball) A pitch which was intended to be pitched in a hard to hit location, but instead ends up in an easy to hit place
      1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
      2. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission:
      3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
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  1. To fail slowly

      1. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
      2. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
      3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
      1. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
      2. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
      3. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
      1. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
      2. To draw to a gradual close:
      3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
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  2. To become void

      1. To form the last or concluding part of:
      2. To come to an end; terminate
      3. To bring to a conclusion:
      1. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
      2. To bring or come to an end; stop; discontinue
      3. To put an end to; discontinue:
      1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
      2. To have its end (in something)
      3. To bring to an end or halt:
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