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lapse
British English: /laps/
American English: /læps/

Translation of lapse in French:

noun

  • 1 (slip) a lapse of memory
    un trou de mémoire
    a lapse in concentration
    un relâchement de l'attention
  • 5 (departure) See examples: his lapses into jargon
    son passage involontaire au jargon

intransitive verb

  • 1 (drift)to lapse into
    tomber dans
    (jargon, slang, coma)
    to lapse into silence
    se taire
    to lapse into unconsciousness to lapse into bad habits
    prendre de mauvaises habitudes
    to lapse into German/dialect
    passer à l'allemand/au dialecte
  • 3 (slip, slide)
    (standard)
    to lapse from
    manquer à
    (virtue, principle, standard)

also: lapsed past participle adjective

  • 2 (Religion)
    (Catholic)
    qui n'est plus pratiquant

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