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verb [I]  /dɑɪˈɡres/ fml us  
(in speech or writing) to move away from the main subject and discuss something else: He digressed from his subject in order to criticize the accuracy of a newspaper story.
noun [C]  /dɑɪˈɡreʃ·ən, dɪ-/ us  
His speech was full of digressions about his time in the army.
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