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sidetrack

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noun side·track \ˈsīd-ˌtrak\

Definition of sidetrack

  1. 1 :  siding 2

  2. 2 :  a position or condition of secondary importance to which one may be diverted



1835

First Known Use of sidetrack

1835


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sidetrack

transitive verb side·track

Simple Definition of sidetrack

  • : to cause (someone) to talk about or do something different and less important

  • : to change the direction or use of (something)

  • : to prevent (something) from being dealt with

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sidetrack

  1. 1 :  to shunt aside (as to a railroad siding)

  2. 2a :  to turn aside from a purpose :  deflectb :  to prevent action on by diversionary tactics <sidetrack an issue>

1880

First Known Use of sidetrack

1880

Rhymes with sidetrack

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SIDETRACK Defined for Kids

sidetrack

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verb side·track \ˈsīd-ˌtrak\

Definition of sidetrack for Students

sidetracked

sidetracking

  1. :  to turn aside from a main purpose or direction <Nick could launch a question guaranteed to sidetrack the teacher long enough to … wipe out the homework assignment. — Andrew Clements, Frindle>




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