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Verb
To deviate from one's course or direction
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“You may get lost in the wilderness if you sidetrack from the walking trail.”
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To get sidetracked from a subject
“The speaker would begin to sidetrack into subjects related to his own personal experience.”
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
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To divert one's mind or attention (to something else)
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To convince not to try or do
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To cause someone to lose their concentration
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Stop or slow
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Noun
A minor, or smaller, path or track
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“Two hunters happen to be nearby, and they motion for me to follow them down a sidetrack.”
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(rail transport) A second, relatively short length of track just to the side of a railroad track
“Between this building and the main track, over which passenger trains usually run, is a sidetrack.”
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An unrelated topic, or an alternate train of thought
“Interestingly, in one of my classes at university, we discussed the elections for a few brief minutes as a sidetrack.”
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