Origin of digressfrom Classical Latin digressus, past participle of digredi, to go apart from dis-, apart + gradi, to go, step: see grade
An example of digress is when you are writing a paper about causes of crime and you start to instead write long paragraphs about defenses to crimes.
intransitive verbdi·gressed, di·gress·ing, di·gress·es
Origin of digressLatin dīgredī dīgress- dī-, dis- apart ; see dis- . gradī to go ; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present digresses, present participle digressing, simple past and past participle digressed)
From Latin digressum, past participle of digredi.
- He digressed a lot from the original point of the post.
- He let the conversation digress into endless discussions about "character."
- In order to disillusion anyone who may think that my position was a sinecure, I shall now digress.
- Let me digress a bit to let the ink dry.
- I need to digress here a touch, just to explain the difference between psychologists and psychiatrists.