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DIGRESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does digress mean? 

DIGRESS (verb)
  The verb DIGRESS has 2 senses:

1. lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
2. wander from a direct or straight course

  Familiarity information: DIGRESS used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGRESS (verb)


Sense 1digress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

digress; divagate; stray; wander

Context examples:

She always digresses when telling a story / her mind wanders / Don't digress when you give a lecture

Hypernyms (to "digress" is one way to...):

tell (let something be known)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2digress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wander from a direct or straight course

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

sidetrack; straggle; digress; depart

Hypernyms (to "digress" is one way to...):

deviate; divert (turn aside; turn away from)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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