- 1 1.1 (fault, error) lapsus (masculine), falla (feminine), fallo (masculine) (Spain/España) a security lapse una falla or (Spain/España) un fallo or descuido en el sistema de seguridad a lapse of concentration una falta de concentración, un descuido to have a lapse of memory tener* una falla or (Spain/España) un fallo de memoria, tener* un lapsus (de memoria) an astonishing lapse of taste una sorprendente falta de gustoMore example 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.
fromsth it was her one lapse from the straight and narrow fue su único desliz, fue la única vez que se apartó del buen camino a lapse from grace una caída en desgracialapse intosth her sudden lapse into silence surprised me su repentino silencio me sorprendió the ending is spoiled by a lapse into sentimentality el final se resiente por caer en lo sentimentalMore example 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) lapso (masculine), período (masculine) a considerable lapse of time un considerable lapso de tiempo there was a lapse in the conversation se hizo un silencio en la conversaciónMore example 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) caducidad (feminine) the lapse of the contract la caducidad del contratoMore example 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.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 (fall, slip) standards have lapsed el nivel ha decaídoto lapse
fromsth she lapsed from her customary courteousness dejó de lado su cortesía habitual the Kingdom has lapsed from its former glory [literary/literario] el Reino ha perdido su antigua gloriato lapse intosth he lapsed into silence se calló, se quedó callado to lapse into bad habits adquirir* malos hábitos to lapse into unconsciousness perder* el conocimiento she lapsed into French/the local dialect empezó a hablar en francés/el dialecto local a lapsed Catholic un católico que ha dejado de practicar
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