Meaning of “digress” in the English Dictionary

"digress" in British English

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digressverb [ I ]

uk /daɪˈɡres/ us /daɪˈɡres/
digression
noun [ C or U ] uk /daɪˈɡreʃ.ən/ us /daɪˈɡreʃ.ən/

Talking about money now would be a digression from the main purpose of this meeting.

(Definition of “digress” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"digress" in American English

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digressverb [ I ]

us /dɑɪˈɡres/ fml

(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.
digression
noun [ C ] us /dɑɪˈɡreʃ·ən, dɪ-/

His speech was full of digressions about his time in the army.

(Definition of “digress” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)