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digress

di·gress

digress

 
pronunciation:
daI gres
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: digressed, digresses, digressing
definition: to stray from the main topic; ramble.
The students sometimes find the professor more interesting when he digresses into telling one of his stories.
synonyms:
divagate, stray
similar words:
drift, maunder, meander, ramble, wander
derivation: digressingly (adv.)
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The word digress contains the following parts:
di-3 Latin prefix that means not, apart, reverse, negate
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The prefix di-3 is a form of dis- used before roots beginning with "v" and "g," such as "vert" and "gress." See dis-3
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gress Latin root that means to walk, go