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  • 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.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Back"slide" (-slīd"; 277), v. i. [imp. Backslid (&?;); p. p. Backslidden (&?;), Backslid; p. pr. & vb. n. Backsliding.] [Back, adv. + slide.] To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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