Translation of "lapse" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /læps/ us

a temporary failure

lapsus, falla
a lapse of concentration
The management’s decision to ignore the safety warnings demonstrated a remarkable lapse of judgment.
a memory lapse

a period of time passing between two things happening

a time lapse/a lapse of time
He turned up again after a lapse of two years.

(Translation of “lapse” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /lӕps/

to cease to exist, often because of lack of effort

caducar, vencerse
His insurance policy had lapsed and had not been renewed.

to slip, fall, be reduced

caer, quedarse
As he could think of nothing more to say, he lapsed into silence
I’m afraid our standards of tidiness have lapsed.

(Translation of “lapse” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)