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LampPro Tip 1/2
Temporary DeclinePlay
Use 'lapse' to describe a brief decline in quality or performance. SlideThe pianist’s lapse during the concert was hardly noticed.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Short InactivityPlay
'Lapse' implies a brief pause in activity or attention, often leading to a mistake. SlideA lapse in focus caused the athlete to miss the shot.