lapse

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
lapse

Plural
lapses

  1. (countable) A lapse is an error or a failure made because of a carelessness.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lapse

Third-person singular
lapses

Past tense
lapsed

Past participle
lapsed

Present participle
lapsing

  1. (intransitive) If you lapse, you make one or more mistakes because of a carelessness.
  2. (intransitive) If you lapse, you start to make your bad habits that you avoided before.