› If an arrangement lapses, it stops existing because of the amount of time that has passed. lapse into sth phrasal verb
zamanı geçmek, zaman aşımına uğramak The guarantee lapsed after two years. I've allowed my membership to lapse.1556
› If you lapse into something, you change to a different, and usually bad, condition.
girmek, gömülmek, düşmek to lapse into silence He suffered a heart attack and then lapsed into a coma.782