AskDefine | Define elapse

Dictionary Definition

elapse v : pass by; "three years elapsed" [syn: lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along]

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  1. In the context of "intransitive|of time": To pass or move by.
    He allowed a month to elapse before beginning the work.
    Several days elapsed before they met again.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance, be all over, be gone, be past, continue, die, disappear, endure, expire, flit, flow, flow on, fly, glide, go, go by, go on, have run out, lapse, last, pass, pass away, pass by, press on, proceed, roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, slide, slip, slip away, slip by, transpire
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