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lapse into sth

phrasal verb with lapse uk   us   /læps/ verb [I]
to gradually get into a worse ​state or ​condition: It seems likely that some of these countries will ​lapse into ​economic and ​political chaos. The ​financeministerdismissedreports that the ​economy was ​lapsing into ​recession.
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