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verb [intransitive] American English pronunciation: digress /daɪˈɡres/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydigress
he/she/itdigresses
present participledigressing
past tensedigressed
past participledigressed

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digression

 American English pronunciation: digression /daɪˈɡreʃ(ə)n/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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singulardigression
pluraldigressions

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