backslide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

back +‎ slide

Verb[edit]

backslide (third-person singular simple present backslides, present participle backsliding, simple past backslid, past participle backslidden or backslid)

  1. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
    He felt better for a little while, before his condition started to backslide.
  2. To shirk responsibility; to renege on one's obligations or commitments.
    Rich countries are backsliding on their commitment to agree to new WTO measures to help people in poor countries gain access to affordable medicines.Oxfam press release, 24 June 2002

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