1. a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
Sentences with sidetrack as a noun:
- Stay focused on the story; you keep getting lost in all of these little sidetracks.
1. wander from a direct or straight course
Sentences with sidetrack as a verb:
- Sorry I'm late. I got sidetracked with contributing to Wiktionary.
- The politician sidetracked the reporter with a story about duck hunting instead of a direct response to the question that was asked.
- I hope you can sidetrack the teacher with questions so we don't have to take the exam.
- The project was sidetracked in favor of a more popular program.
- He has sidetracked this debate for far too long.
- Just to sidetrack a little bit from the subject I will explain my reasoning.
- To sidetrack for a moment, let me commend this team for their outstanding efforts.