Meaning of sidetrack

side•track

Pronunciation: (sīd'trak"), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to move from the main track to a siding, as a train.
  2. to move or distract from the main subject or course.
—n.
  1. any railroad track, other than a siding, auxiliary to the main track.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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