verb (used without object), back·slid, back·slid or back·slid·den, back·slid·ing.
- to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.
- an act or instance of backsliding: a backslide from his early training.
verb -slides, -sliding, -slid, -slid or -slidden
- (intr) to lapse into bad habits or vices from a state of virtue, religious faith, etc