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English definition of “backslide”

backslide

verb [I] uk   /ˈbæk.slaɪd/ (backslid) us  
to go back to doing something bad when you have been doing something good, especially to stop working hard or to fail to do something that you had agreed to do: My diet was going well but I'm afraid I've been backsliding a bit recently.Deteriorating and making worse
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