backslide

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verb back·slide \-ˌslīd\

Definition of backslide

backslid

play \-ˌslid\;

backslid

or

backslidden

play \-ˌsli-dən\;

backsliding

play \-ˌslī-diŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lapse morally or in the practice of religion

  3. 2 :  to revert to a worse condition :  retrogress

backslide

noun

backslider

play \-ˌslī-dər\ noun

Examples of backslide in a sentence

  1. Smokers who quit often backslide within a year.

1554

First Known Use of backslide

1554


BACKSLIDE Defined for English Language Learners

backslide

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verb back·slide \-ˌslīd\

Definition of backslide for English Language Learners

  • : to start doing something bad again after you have stopped it



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