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elapse

verb

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to come to an end
  • in those coin-operated binoculars at scenic areas your viewing time seems to elapse almost before it has begun

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The first known use of elapse was in 1644

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“Elapse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elapse. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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