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English verb: elapse

1. elapse (motion) pass by

SamplesThree years elapsed.

Synonymsglide by, go along, go by, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Narrower (hyponym)fell, fly, vanish

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