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Synonyms for sidetrackˈsaɪdˌtræk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetrack(verb)

    a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

    widening, output, outturn, sidetrack, rig, turnout, getup, siding, outfit, railroad siding

  2. sidetrack, depart, digress, straggle(verb)

    wander from a direct or straight course

    go, quit, set forth, sidetrack, take off, take leave, go away, divagate, start out, sprawl, vary, digress, part, start, wander, stray, depart, diverge, straggle, leave, set out, deviate, set off, pull up stakes


  1. sidetrack(verb)

    To deviate briefly from the topic at hand.


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