- 1(not usually used in the progressive tenses)
- 2(formal) if a period of time elapses, it passes synonym go by
- 3 Many years elapsed before they met again.
NAmE//ɪˈlæps//[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they elapse
he / she / it elapses
past simple elapsed
-ing form elapsing