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Definition of "digress" []

  • To turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray. See Synonyms at swerve. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "digress" in a sentence
  • "At this point I must once again digress briefly to say that I am totally in agreement with the response of the President of the Canadian Labour Congress, Joe Morris, to the announcement last week that the federal government intends to impose works councils on industries coming under federal jurisdiction."
  • "In fact, the response went on to totally digress from the topic and talked more about the airline’s new premium cabins, and not customer service."
  • "Not to digress from the thread about Darth Cheney, but there’s a copy of the suspect’s manifesto online."