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English definition of “digress”

digress

verb [I]     /daɪˈɡres/
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 .Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much digression     /-ˈɡreʃ.ən/ noun [C or U] Talking about money now would be a digression from the main purpose of this meeting .Digressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
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