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    #1

    ...digress for...

    Hello!

    Would you be so kind as to explain me the correct meaning of the verb 'digress' here:
    Just to digress for a second, I'd like to tell you an interesting story.

    Does it mean to depart from one subject and start discussing a new topic?
    Or does it mean to renew the subject?
    I just know other prepositions used with the verb 'digress' (from, into, on), but not 'for'.

    Thank you!

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    Re: ...digress for...

    It means to leave the main subject temporarily. In this sentence the "for" goes with "a second".

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