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Verb elapse has 1 sense
  1. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along - pass by; "three years elapsed"
    --1 is one way to advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP

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Part of Speech: Verb

Sense 1:

To pass or go by, especially of a specific amount of time.

Sample Sentence: The time seemed to elapse quickly as we enjoyed our vacation.

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Sense 2:

To slip away unnoticed.

Sample Sentence: Hours can elapse while you are engrossed in a captivating book.

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Part of Speech: Noun

Sense 1:

The period of time that has passed.

Sample Sentence: The elapse between their meetings seemed to stretch longer each time.

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