sidetrack

[ US /ˈsaɪdˌtɹæk/ ]
[ UK /sˈa‍ɪdtɹæk/ ]
VERB
  1. wander from a direct or straight course
NOUN
  1. a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
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How To Use sidetrack In A Sentence

  • Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride. Gordon B. Hinckley 
  • The body of the text, arranged in three segments, provides links in the sidebar that may sidetrack the reader through related concepts in other segments.
  • An effort to upgrade security after the 1993 World Trade Center bombing was sidetracked by budget considerations.
  • As this brief synopsis should make clear, Viladesau's book is full of tantalizing lines of thought and many interesting sidetracks.
  • Elsewhere, an elevator and two miles of sidetrack are under construction at Highmore, N.D., and should be ready for the fall harvest season.
  • The conductor told us to lock the cabins and not let anyone inside unless he told us to because thieves pretending to be police quite often preyed on the sleeping cars parked in the sidetracks.
  • Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride. Gordon B. Hinckley 
  • Don't get sidetracked by the issues or the spectators. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is the price we pay for fifty years of political and intellectual stagnation, a time when the political dynamic of capitalism was detoured and frozen onto a cold war sidetrack.
  • All of a sudden I got sidetracked into being a sexpot.
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