From back + slide
Category:English irregular verbs
#To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
#:He felt better for a little while, before his condition started to backslide.
#To shirk responsibility; to renege on one's obligations or commitments.
#:Rich countries are backsliding on their commitment to agree to new WTO measures to help people in poor countries gain access to affordable medicines. — Oxfam press release, 24 June 2002
Icelandic: hrasa, lenda aftur Ã slysi, lenda aftur Ã synd, lenda aftur Ã villu