Digress meaning

dī-grĕs, dĭ-
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Digress is defined as to go off topic when speaking or writing.

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.

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(intransitive) To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.
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(intransitive) To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.
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To turn aside; esp., to depart temporarily from the main subject in talking or writing.
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To turn aside, especially to depart temporarily from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray.
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Origin of digress

  • Latin dīgredī dīgress- dī-, dis- apart dis– gradī to go ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin digressum, past participle of digredi.

    From Wiktionary