Digress - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |daɪˈɡres|  American pronunciation of the word digress
Brit.  |dʌɪˈɡrɛs|  British pronunciation of the word digress
- lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking (syn: divagate, stray, wander)
She always digresses when telling a story
Don't digress when you give a lecture
- wander from a direct or straight course (syn: depart, sidetrack, straggle)

Examples

He digressed so often that it was hard to follow what he was saying.

If I can digress for a moment, I'd like to briefly mention her earlier films.

Mr Chairman, you're digressing from the purpose of this meeting.

She always digresses when telling a story

Don't digress when you give a lecture

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: digress
he/she/it: digresses
present participle: digressing
past tense: digressed
past participle: digressed
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