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digress

verb [I] uk   /daɪˈɡres/ us  
to move away from the main subject you are writing or talking about and to write or talk about something else: But I digress. To get back to what I was saying, this poem reflects the poet's love of nature and his religious beliefs. The lecturer temporarily digressed from her subject to deal with a related theory.
digression
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/ us  
Talking about money now would be a digression from the main purpose of this meeting.
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