Definition of digress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

digress

 verb
verb
NAmE//daɪˈɡrɛs//
 
, NAmE//dɪˈɡrɛs//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they digress
 
he / she / it digresses
 
past simple digressed
 
-ing form digressing
 
 
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to start to talk about something that is not connected with the main point of what you are saying
NAmE//daɪˈɡrɛʃn//
 
, NAmE//dɪˈɡrɛʃn//
 
noun [countable, uncountable] After several digressions, he finally got to the point.
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