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

e•lapse

(ɪˈlæps)

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.

elapse

verb
To move past in time:
go (by), lapse, pass.
Translations
يَمْضي، يَنْقَضي
forløbe
eltelik
líîa hjá
praslinkti
aizritēt

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] VIpasar, transcurrir

elapse

[ɪˈlæps] vi [time] → s'écouler

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 ?
I have left my situation; and some little time may elapse before I find another.
Ten years elapse since Katie and George first were attracted to each other, and the obstacles to their romance are reminiscent of Dickens.
As a result, 2000 years won't elapse until January 1, 2001.