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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Digress \Di*gress"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Digressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Digressing.] [L. digressus, p. p. of digredi to go apart, to deviate; di- = dis- + gradi to step, walk. See Grade.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Moreover she beginneth to digress in latitude. --Holland. [1913 Webster] In the pursuit of an argument there is hardly room to digress into a particular definition as often as a man varies the signification of any term. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend. [R.] [1913 Webster] Thy abundant goodness shall excuse This deadly blot on thy digressing son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]