Meaning : End, at least for a long time.
The correspondence lapsed.
Meaning : Drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards.
Synonyms : backslide
Meaning : Let slip.
He lapsed his membership.
Meaning : A mistake resulting from inattention.
Synonyms : oversight
Meaning : A break or intermission in the occurrence of something.
A lapse of three weeks between letters.