Meaning of “lapse into something” in the English Dictionary

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"lapse into something" in American English

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lapse into something

phrasal verb with lapse us /læps/ verb [ I ]

to change to a less active state:

The 84-year-old has lapsed into a coma.

Someone who lapses into something chooses to do something that is easier:

He had difficulty with English and often lapsed into his native German.

(Definition of “lapse into something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)