Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lapsing

1 sense of lapsing

Sense 1
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting -- (a failure to maintain a higher state)
       => failure -- (an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lapse

6 senses of lapse

Sense 1
sink, pass, lapse -- (pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana")
       => move -- (go or proceed from one point to another; "the debate moved from family values to the economy")

Sense 2
lapse -- (end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed")
       => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 3
lapse, backslide -- (drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards)
       => slip, drop off, drop away, fall away -- (get worse; "My grades are slipping")

Sense 4
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back -- (go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

Sense 5
lapse -- (let slip; "He lapsed his membership")
       => forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego -- (lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property")

Sense 6
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along -- (pass by; "three years elapsed")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

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