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.
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.