Translation of lapse in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (fault, error) a security lapseuna falla or (Spain) un fallo or descuido en el sistema de seguridada lapse of concentrationuna falta de concentraciónto have a lapse of memory
un descuidotener una falla or (Spain) un fallo de memoriaan astonishing lapse of taste
tener un lapsus (de memoria)una sorprendente falta de gustoExample sentences1.2 (slip, decline)lapse
- People with Huntington's find they have a lack of concentration, short-term memory lapses and problems with orientation.
- Another problem with skimping on sleep is lack of concentration and lapses in memory.
- His brief lapse in concentration costs him a nick across the chest.
fromsomethingit was her one lapse from the straight and narrowfue su único desliza lapse from grace
fue la única vez que se apartó del buen caminouna caída en desgracialapse
intosomethingher sudden lapse into silence surprised mesu repentino silencio me sorprendióthe ending is spoiled by a lapse into sentimentalityel final se resiente por caer en lo sentimentalExample sentences
- It was a shocking lapse from the usually solid stopper and completely knocked the wind out of City's sails.
- A general correlation between an agent's lapse from virtue and her decline from flourishing is enough for some purposes.
- The report found ‘serious lapses in standards’ in relation to Mr X's dignity and respect in being left on a corridor for a lengthy period in just his vest and pyjama bottoms.
- 2 (interval) a considerable lapse of timeun considerable lapso de tiempothere was a lapse in the conversationse hizo un silencio en la conversaciónExample sentences
- There was a very considerable lapse of time between the initial offences and trial causing difficulty for prosecution and defence.
- The lapse of time before the first written sources is considerable.
- Given the lapse of time and considerations of natural justice and cost, resolved that no further disciplinary action be taken by the university.
- 3 (expiry) the lapse of the contractla caducidad del contratoExample sentences
- It is not there to punish prosecutors for administrative lapses; it is there to protect defendants by ensuring that they are kept in prison awaiting trial no longer than is justifiable.
- It was accepted by the respondent that his managerial performance exhibited regrettable lapses and the tribunal can only wholeheartedly agree.
- So far as they clearly thought this was a serious lapse which they describe as the Appellant abandoning his patient when her condition was still serious, their Lordships entirely agree.
- 1 (fall, slip) standards have lapsedel nivel ha decaídoto lapse
fromsomethingshe lapsed from her customary courteousnessdejó de lado su cortesía habitualthe Kingdom has lapsed from its former glory [literary]el Reino ha perdido su antigua gloriato lapse intosomethinghe lapsed into silencese callóto lapse into bad habits
se quedó calladoadquirir malos hábitosto lapse into unconsciousness she lapsed into French/the local dialectempezó a hablar en francés/el dialecto locala lapsed Catholicun católico que ha dejado de practicar
- 2 2.1 (cease)(project/plan)
caer en desuso(friendship)his concentration lapsed
perdió la concentraciónExample sentences2.2 (expire)
- Interest in family, work, and daily activities can lapse.
- With all the organisation involved, my training has lapsed slightly.
- His closest friends had no time for biblical Christianity, his church attendance lapsed, and his work became increasingly secular, including writing for the theatre.
- That is, if an agreement can be reached in Helsinki, its claim for independence will lapse.
- The two Asian neighbours resumed trade relations officially in 1978 after the 1954 trade agreement lapsed in 1962, due to a short-lived border conflict.
- In the event, the agreement lapsed and no vehicles were constructed.
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