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verb [intransitive] regress pronunciation in British English /rɪˈɡres/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyregress
he/she/itregresses
present participleregressing
past tenseregressed
past participleregressed
  1. to return to a previous and usually less developed state or condition

    Tommy's speech seems to have regressed since he changed schools.

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