slip back

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w>slip back

(= return unobtrusively)unbemerkt zurückgehen; (quickly) → schnell zurückgehen
(= deteriorate, production) → zurückgehen; (patient)einen Rückfall haben
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Now he got his shoulder and knee up, and again he seemed to slip back until only his head was visible.
For David, as I have noticed, loves to splash in his bath and to slip back into it from the hands that would transfer him to a towel.
And to leave her in farmland would be to let her slip back again out of accord with him.
I've let it slip back into the lining now, as you see, and so I have been walking about ever since yesterday morning; it knocks against my legs when I walk along.
EASTENDERS (BBC1) KAT'S been through a lot recently and she looks set to slip back into some bad old habits when she receives a letter asking her to testify against Harry.
He dropped shots at the two opening holes, followed with three further bogeys and two successive doubles, to slip back into a tie for fourth place with Martyn Thompson (Parkstone) who climbed after an impressive level par 69 at Newquay.
However, the 16th proved costly as he had a double bogey that saw him slip back to -3 but in typical style, the Atherstone professional, who is currently seventh in the 2013 money lists, gathered a brace of birdies on the final two holes to complete his 67 and go into the weekend at -6 with a good opportunity of adding to his four top-seven finishes in his last five European Tour events.
The UK is set to slip back into recession after the economy contracted in the first quarter of 2012, an influential think-tank has warned.
Analysts had expected stronger growth on the back of a good summer tourist season, but the latest figures increased the odds that Bulgaria's economy would slip back into recession, especially with the cloudy growth prospects of the European Union as a whole.
Unless long-term funding was secured, there was a good chance the situation would slip back, said Andrew Large, director general of the Cleaning and Support Services Association.
A MUM who was in a coma for six years woke up only to slip back into it three days later.
15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years after 9/11, as experts predict that Afghanistan could slip back into chaos and Osama bin Laden is still on the loose, President Bush today tried to divert attention from the fact that his administration has virtually ignored Afghanistan while escalating the war in Iraq.