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Verb: backslide (backslid,backslidden)  'bak,slId
  1. Drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
    "Conservatives worry about McCain's backslide on immigration";
    - lapse

Derived forms: backslidden, backslid, backslides, backsliding

Type of: drop away, drop off, fall away, slip

Encyclopedia: Backslide