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back·slide

 (băk′slīd′)
intr.v. back·slid (-slĭd′), back·slid·ing, back·slides
To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.

back′slid′er n.

backslide

(ˈbækˌslaɪd)
vb, -slides, -sliding, -slid, -slid or -slidden
(intr) to lapse into bad habits or vices from a state of virtue, religious faith, etc
ˈbackˌslider n

back•slide

(ˈbækˌslaɪd)

v. -slid, -slid -slid•den, -slid•ing, v.i.
1. to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.
n.
2. an instance of backsliding.
[1575–85]
back′slid`er, n.

backslide


Past participle: backslid
Gerund: backsliding

Imperative
backslide
backslide
Present
I backslide
you backslide
he/she/it backslides
we backslide
you backslide
they backslide
Preterite
I backslid
you backslid
he/she/it backslid
we backslid
you backslid
they backslid
Present Continuous
I am backsliding
you are backsliding
he/she/it is backsliding
we are backsliding
you are backsliding
they are backsliding
Present Perfect
I have backslid
you have backslid
he/she/it has backslid
we have backslid
you have backslid
they have backslid
Past Continuous
I was backsliding
you were backsliding
he/she/it was backsliding
we were backsliding
you were backsliding
they were backsliding
Past Perfect
I had backslid
you had backslid
he/she/it had backslid
we had backslid
you had backslid
they had backslid
Future
I will backslide
you will backslide
he/she/it will backslide
we will backslide
you will backslide
they will backslide
Future Perfect
I will have backslid
you will have backslid
he/she/it will have backslid
we will have backslid
you will have backslid
they will have backslid
Future Continuous
I will be backsliding
you will be backsliding
he/she/it will be backsliding
we will be backsliding
you will be backsliding
they will be backsliding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backsliding
you have been backsliding
he/she/it has been backsliding
we have been backsliding
you have been backsliding
they have been backsliding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backsliding
you will have been backsliding
he/she/it will have been backsliding
we will have been backsliding
you will have been backsliding
they will have been backsliding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backsliding
you had been backsliding
he/she/it had been backsliding
we had been backsliding
you had been backsliding
they had been backsliding
Conditional
I would backslide
you would backslide
he/she/it would backslide
we would backslide
you would backslide
they would backslide
Past Conditional
I would have backslid
you would have backslid
he/she/it would have backslid
we would have backslid
you would have backslid
they would have backslid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.backslide - drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
drop away, fall away, slip, drop off - get worse; "My grades are slipping"

backslide

verb relapse, slip, weaken, go wrong, stray, lapse, revert to old habits, fall back, degenerate, slip back to old ways, regress, go astray, retrogress Keep these things in mind to help prevent you from backsliding.

backslide

verb
To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one:
noun
A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one:
Translations

backslide

[ˈbækˈslaɪd] (backslid (pt, pp)) VIreincidir, recaer

backslide

[ˈbækslaɪd] viretomber dans l'erreur

backslide

vi. resbalar o caer hacia atrás.
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