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backslide: Meaning and Definition of

back•slide

Pronunciation: (bak'sl?d"), [key]
? v., n. -slid, -slid -slid•den, -slid•ing,
?v.i.
  1. to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.
?n.
  1. an act or instance of backsliding: a backslide from his early training.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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