elapse elapse  /ɪ ˈlæps/


  • (v) pass by


  1. And he didn't do himself any favors by allowing seven years to elapse since his last checkup.
  2. Several days were permitted to elapse to give the kidnappers every opportunity to keep their agreement.
  3. He has been doing cocaine for nearly a decade, and another year and a half will elapse before he goes in for his fifth and final detox.


  • Cutler finds Bennett with 10 seconds left as Bears earn 31-30 comeback win

    Had the fans at Soldier Field heard Jay Cutler calling plays during the last drive of the Bears’ 31-30 comeback victory Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, maybe they wouldn’t have been so concerned. Maybe they wouldn’t have panicked as the Bears took a holding penalty in the final minute, allowed 21 seconds to elapse between plays and were forced into a third-and-10 with 16 seconds left. ‘‘He ...
    on September 15, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times


  1. "We put a contract offer on the table at the beginning of January and none of them came back," said Hughes. "They let the time limit elapse and I think that's a little bit disrespectful to the club."
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: John Hughes Source: BBC News

  2. "We are serious about some legislation in this regard," said Frank at a hearing on Paul's bill. "I have some concerns, some time needs to elapse before certain disclosures take place, we are working together; we want there to be publicity but...
    on Sep 25, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: MarketWatch

  3. "We're hoping that by the time the other five days elapse, he'll be ready to play," manager Ken Macha said before Oakland finished a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "My concern is to make sure he is going to be 100 percent...
    on May 7, 2006 By: Ken Macha Source: ESPN

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