When it does, Bralove said, the patient can regress in measureable ways, turning to drugs or alcohol for solace.
Or do I step away from the remote and regress, becoming the quaint sort of character who watches only one episode at a time?
But at around 12 months, B. seemed to regress, and by age 2, he had fully retreated into his own world.
When panic sets in, they regress completely and start ordering up things that are technical flops, too.
The key-hole was still their port of egress and regress, and it resembled the aperture of a bee-hive, on a sunny day in June.
They regress: they play with toys (fancy cars, watches, laptops).
My hand, bully; thou shalt have egress and regress;—said I well?
At every step there has been progress, but there has also been regress.
And so we will reconvert and transreform, and true progress shall consist in regress.
But the quantity of the universe is not thereby determined, and we cannot affirm that this regress proceeds in infinitum.
1550s, "to return to a former state," from Latin regressus (see regress (n.)). Meaning "to move backward" is from 1823. The psychological sense of "to return to an earlier stage of life" is attested from 1926. Related: Regressed; regressing.