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digress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdigressdi‧gress /daɪˈɡres/ verb [intransitive]  SUBJECTto talk or write about something that is not your main subject Do you mind if I digress for a moment?digression /daɪˈɡreʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] After several long digressions he finally reached the interesting part of the story.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
digressThat is why we have digressed.Perhaps this is the place to digress a little and talk about the taking of facts from other writers' books.I am digressing, but with the purpose of emphasising the power of the pencil.Before we do that, I'd like to digress for a minute and say a word or two about the new books.However space does not permit me to digress into this topic.Having digressed on our way around the village, all that is left is the marsh and the woods.Having digressed so far, I can not resist going a little further.Should they digress they would be asked to find other accommodation forthwith.Stewart digresses to fill every cranny in her heroine's past.During the lecture, Miller often digressed to give the history behind each theory.
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Verb table
digress
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydigress
he, she, itdigresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydigressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave digressed
he, she, ithas digressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad digressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill digress
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have digressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam digressing
he, she, itis digressing
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you, we, theyare digressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas digressing
you, we, theywere digressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been digressing
he, she, ithas been digressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been digressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be digressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been digressing
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