sidetrack


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side·track

 (sīd′trăk′)
v. side·tracked, side·track·ing, side·tracks
v.tr.
1. To divert from a main issue or course: I was sidetracked from my work by an unexpected visitor.
2. To delay or block the progress of deliberately: "a bill that would sidetrack food irradiation in this country" (Alexis Beck).
3. To switch from a main railroad track to a siding.
v.intr.
1. To deviate from a main issue or course.
2. To run into a siding.
n.
A railroad siding.

sidetrack

(ˈsaɪdˌtræk)
vb
to distract or be distracted from a main subject or topic
n
1. (Railways) US and Canadian a railway siding
2. the act or an instance of sidetracking; digression

side•track

(ˈsaɪdˌtræk)

v.t., v.i.
1. to move from a main track to a siding, as a train.
2. to move or distract from the main subject.
n.
3. a railroad siding.
[1825–35]

sidetrack

- First used for a railway siding or a minor track or path.
See also related terms for railway.

sidetrack


Past participle: sidetracked
Gerund: sidetracking

Imperative
sidetrack
sidetrack
Present
I sidetrack
you sidetrack
he/she/it sidetracks
we sidetrack
you sidetrack
they sidetrack
Preterite
I sidetracked
you sidetracked
he/she/it sidetracked
we sidetracked
you sidetracked
they sidetracked
Present Continuous
I am sidetracking
you are sidetracking
he/she/it is sidetracking
we are sidetracking
you are sidetracking
they are sidetracking
Present Perfect
I have sidetracked
you have sidetracked
he/she/it has sidetracked
we have sidetracked
you have sidetracked
they have sidetracked
Past Continuous
I was sidetracking
you were sidetracking
he/she/it was sidetracking
we were sidetracking
you were sidetracking
they were sidetracking
Past Perfect
I had sidetracked
you had sidetracked
he/she/it had sidetracked
we had sidetracked
you had sidetracked
they had sidetracked
Future
I will sidetrack
you will sidetrack
he/she/it will sidetrack
we will sidetrack
you will sidetrack
they will sidetrack
Future Perfect
I will have sidetracked
you will have sidetracked
he/she/it will have sidetracked
we will have sidetracked
you will have sidetracked
they will have sidetracked
Future Continuous
I will be sidetracking
you will be sidetracking
he/she/it will be sidetracking
we will be sidetracking
you will be sidetracking
they will be sidetracking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sidetracking
you have been sidetracking
he/she/it has been sidetracking
we have been sidetracking
you have been sidetracking
they have been sidetracking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sidetracking
you will have been sidetracking
he/she/it will have been sidetracking
we will have been sidetracking
you will have been sidetracking
they will have been sidetracking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sidetracking
you had been sidetracking
he/she/it had been sidetracking
we had been sidetracking
you had been sidetracking
they had been sidetracking
Conditional
I would sidetrack
you would sidetrack
he/she/it would sidetrack
we would sidetrack
you would sidetrack
they would sidetrack
Past Conditional
I would have sidetracked
you would have sidetracked
he/she/it would have sidetracked
we would have sidetracked
you would have sidetracked
they would have sidetracked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sidetrack - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to passsidetrack - a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass
railroad track, railway, railroad - a line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
Verb1.sidetrack - wander from a direct or straight course
deviate, divert - turn aside; turn away from

sidetrack

verb distract, divert, lead off the subject, deflect, lead away, draw away They have a tendency to try to sidetrack you.
Translations
خَط جانِبي
odlákat
forledeovertale
mellékvágányra terel
koma út af sporinu
odlákať
amacından saptırmak

sidetrack

[ˈsaɪdtræk]
A. VT [+ person] → despistar; [+ discussion] → conducir por cuestiones de poca importancia
I got sidetrackedme despisté
B. N (Rail) → apartadero m, vía f muerta (fig) → cuestión f secundaria

sidetrack

[ˈsaɪdtræk] vt [+ person] (= cause to talk about sth else) → faire dévier de son sujet (= cause to do sth else) → distraire

sidetrack

[ˈsaɪdˌtræk] vt (person) → sviare, mettere fuori strada
I got sidetracked → mi hanno distratto

side

(said) noun
1. (the ground beside) an edge, border or boundary line. He walked round the side of the field; He lives on the same side of the street as me.
2. a surface of something. A cube has six sides.
3. one of the two of such surfaces which are not the top, bottom, front, or back. There is a label on the side of the box.
4. either surface of a piece of paper, cloth etc. Don't waste paper – write on both sides!
5. the right or left part of the body. I've got a pain in my side.
6. a part or division of a town etc. He lives on the north side of the town.
7. a slope (of a hill). a mountain-side.
8. a point of view; an aspect. We must look at all sides of the problem.
9. a party, team etc which is opposing another. Whose side are you on?; Which side is winning?
adjective
additional, but less important. a side issue.
-side
(the ground etc beside) the edge of something. He walked along the dockside/quayside; a roadside café.
-sided
having (a certain number or type of) sides. a four-sided figure.
ˈsidelong adjective, adverb
from or to the side; not directly. a sidelong glance; He glanced sidelong.
ˈsideways adjective, adverb
to or towards one side. He moved sideways; a sideways movement.
ˈsideburns noun plural
the usually short hair grown on the side of a man's face in front of the ears.
side effect
an additional (often bad) effect of a drug etc. These pills have unpleasant side effects.
ˈsidelight noun
a light fixed to the side, or at the side of the front or back, of a car, boat etc. He switched his sidelights on when it began to get dark.
ˈsideline noun
1. a business etc carried on outside one's regular job or activity. He runs a mail-order business as a sideline.
2. the line marking one of the long edges of a football pitch etc.
ˈsidelines noun plural
the position or point of view of a person not actually taking part in a sport, argument etc. He threw in the occasional suggestion from the sidelines.
side road
a small, minor road.
ˈsidesteppast tense, past participle ˈsidestepped verb
1. to step to one side. He sidestepped as his attacker tried to grab him.
2. to avoid. to sidestep a problem.
ˈside-street noun
a small, minor street. The man ran down a side-street and disappeared.
ˈsidetrack verb
to turn (a person) aside from what he was about to do. I intended to write letters this evening, but was sidetracked into going to the pictures instead.
ˈsidewalk noun
(American) a pavement or footpath.
from all sides
from every direction. People were running towards him from all sides.
on all sides
all around. With enemies on all sides, we were trapped.
side by side
beside one another; close together. They walked along the street side by side.
side with
to give support to in an argument etc. Don't side with him against us!
take sides
to choose to support a particular opinion, group etc against another. Everybody in the office took sides in the dispute.
References in classic literature ?
I was all tuckered out tryin' to mislead 'em and deceive 'em and sidetrack 'em; but the minute I got where I wa'n't put under a microscope by day an' a telescope by night and had myself TO myself without sayin' `By your leave,' I begun to pick up.
Not surprisingly, there is certainly not an abundance of case law addressing sidetrack agreements in the context of coverage disputes.
We are very pleased with the results of the Kangaroo-2 appraisal well and the sidetrack drilling, which confirms a significant light oil discovery on our blocks in the offshore Santos Basin, in Brazil.
The sidetrack well will investigate the potential of an up-flank continuous Draupne sandstone and to establish an oil water contact.
Two new sidetrack drilling rigs are in operations since February and further new capacities will be successively deployed in the field in the coming months.
A decision was made to plug back and sidetrack the hole rather than attempt to retrieve the section of BHA.
The first sidetrack, EZZ-5ST, will target the same Cretaceous Zebbag dolomite zones which were found to contain bypassed oil by EZZ-10ST in 2007 and which initially produced at approximately 2,500 bopd.
587m), thanks to sidetrack drilling services extension for some key customers.
Endeavour International Corporation (Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announced that a sidetrack well to its recent Noatun C discovery has further confirmed the presence of gas condensate at the site located in PL 107 in the Norwegian North Sea.
Endeavour Announces Positive Results of Noatun C Sidetrack Well
Two Trees Management announced that two companies that service the film industry, Brainstorm Digital and Sidetrack Films LLC, are moving to DUMBO.
Cooper Energy and its partners are drilling a second sidetrack well at the Bargou Permit offshore Tunisia to enable production testing of the target Abiod Formation.