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lapse

US [læps]
UK [læps]
  • v.失效;期满终止;衰退;衰弱
  • n.疏忽;小错;(两件事发生的)间隔时间;行为失检
  • Web流逝;失误;过失
Plural Form:lapses  Present Participle:lapsing  Past Tense:lapsed  
lapse
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n.
1.
小错;(尤指)记错,过失,疏忽a small mistake, especially one that is caused by forgetting sth or by being careless
a lapse of concentration/memory
心不在焉;记错
A momentary lapse in the final set cost her the match.
她最后一盘一时不慎,输掉了整场比赛。
2.
(两件事发生的)间隔时间a period of time between two things that happen
After a lapse of six months we met up again.
相隔六个月之后我们又相遇了。
3.
行为失检;(平时表现不错的人一时的)失足an example or period of bad behaviour from sb who normally behaves well
v.
1.
[i]
失效;期满终止to be no longer valid because the period of time that it lasts has come to an end
She had allowed her membership to lapse.
她的会员资格期满终止,没有再续。
2.
[i]
衰退;衰弱;(逐渐)消失,结束to gradually become weaker or come to an end
His concentration lapsed after a few minutes.
几分钟后他的注意力就下降了。
3.
[i]
~ (from sth)
背弃,放弃(宗教信仰)to stop believing in or practising your religion
He lapsed from Judaism when he was a student.
他当学生时就放弃了犹太教。

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