WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
back•slide /ˈbækˌslaɪd/USA pronunciation   v. [no obj], -slid, -slid or -slid•den, -slid•ing. 
  1. to return to bad habits, or undesirable activities:Addicts often backslide into drug use.
back•slid•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
back•slide  (bakslīd′),USA pronunciation v.,  -slid, -slid  or -slid•den, -slid•ing, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of backsliding:a backslide from his early training.
backslid′er, n. 
  • back2 + slide 1575–85


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

backslide /ˈbækˌslaɪd/ vb ( -slides, -sliding, -slid, -slid, -slidden)
  1. (intransitive) to lapse into bad habits or vices from a state of virtue, religious faith, etc

ˈbackˌslider n



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