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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: digressus, past participle of digredi 'to step aside'

digress

verb
     
di‧gress [intransitive]
to talk or write about something that is not your main subject:
Do you mind if I digress for a moment?
digression noun [uncountable and countable]
After several long digressions he finally reached the interesting part of the story.

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