elapse


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e·lapse

 (ĭ-lăps′)
intr.v. e·lapsed, e·laps·ing, e·laps·es
To slip by; pass: Weeks elapsed before we could start renovating.
n.
Passage; lapse: an elapse of many years.

[Latin ēlābī, ēlāps- : ē-, ex-, ex- + lābī, to slip.]

elapse

(ɪˈlæps)
vb
1. (intr) (of time) to pass by
[C17: from Latin ēlābī to slip away, from lābī to slip, glide]

e•lapse

(ɪˈl?ps)

v. e•lapsed, e•laps•ing,
n. v.i.
1. (of time) to slip or pass by.
n.
2. the passage of a period of time; lapse.
[1635–45; < Latin ēlapsus, past participle of ēlābī to slip away =ē- e- + lābī to slip, glide]

elapse


Past participle: elapsed
Gerund: elapsing

Imperative
elapse
elapse
Present
I elapse
you elapse
he/she/it elapses
we elapse
you elapse
they elapse
Preterite
I elapsed
you elapsed
he/she/it elapsed
we elapsed
you elapsed
they elapsed
Present Continuous
I am elapsing
you are elapsing
he/she/it is elapsing
we are elapsing
you are elapsing
they are elapsing
Present Perfect
I have elapsed
you have elapsed
he/she/it has elapsed
we have elapsed
you have elapsed
they have elapsed
Past Continuous
I was elapsing
you were elapsing
he/she/it was elapsing
we were elapsing
you were elapsing
they were elapsing
Past Perfect
I had elapsed
you had elapsed
he/she/it had elapsed
we had elapsed
you had elapsed
they had elapsed
Future
I will elapse
you will elapse
he/she/it will elapse
we will elapse
you will elapse
they will elapse
Future Perfect
I will have elapsed
you will have elapsed
he/she/it will have elapsed
we will have elapsed
you will have elapsed
they will have elapsed
Future Continuous
I will be elapsing
you will be elapsing
he/she/it will be elapsing
we will be elapsing
you will be elapsing
they will be elapsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been elapsing
you have been elapsing
he/she/it has been elapsing
we have been elapsing
you have been elapsing
they have been elapsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been elapsing
you will have been elapsing
he/she/it will have been elapsing
we will have been elapsing
you will have been elapsing
they will have been elapsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been elapsing
you had been elapsing
he/she/it had been elapsing
we had been elapsing
you had been elapsing
they had been elapsing
Conditional
I would elapse
you would elapse
he/she/it would elapse
we would elapse
you would elapse
they would elapse
Past Conditional
I would have elapsed
you would have elapsed
he/she/it would have elapsed
we would have elapsed
you would have elapsed
they would have elapsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.elapse - pass by; "three years elapsed"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
fell, vanish, fly - pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

elapse

verb pass, go, go by, lapse, pass by, slip away, roll on, slip by, roll by, glide by Forty-eight hours have elapsed since his arrest.
Translations

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] VIpasar, transcurrir

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] vi [time] → s'ecouler

elapse

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] vi (time) → trascorrere, passare

elapse

(iˈlaps) verb
(of time) to pass. A month had elapsed since our last meeting.
References in classic literature ?
A few days were allowed to elapse (as a precaution agreed to by both parties) before the jewel was actually taken out of the bank.
Twelve, fifteen, eighteen months would often elapse without any tidings of them, when they would come sweeping their way down the Ottawa in full glee, their canoes laden down with packs of beaver skins.
It was not yet certain, although very probable, that the tulip would flower black; if, therefore, he stole it now, he not only might be committing a useless crime, but also the theft might be discovered in the time which must elapse until the flower should open.