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sidetrack

US and Canadian a railway siding

sidetrack

[′sīd‚trak]
(civil engineering)
To move railroad cars onto a siding.
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He said: "You can get sidetracked by looking at things like signing players.
But Warriors boss McVeigh said last night: "We will not be sidetracked by anything else, we'll be totally focused on the football - that's what we are in the game for after all.
States that could be delineated were (a) disjointed, (b) phrase disjointed, (c) short-utilitarian, (d) sidetracked, and (e) coherent whole.
6) that the beatification of Pius XII (1939-1958), now dubbed "Hitler's Pope," has been sidetracked because of Jewish protests.
Wieseltier is fascinated by these "grotesqueries of conscience," the "rabbinical hallucinations" that attempt to make moral sense out of the senselessness of death; he is periodically sidetracked from the main investigation by the imaginative caprices of the texts.
Though her initial ambition when she moved to LA was to be a film director, Spicer quickly got sidetracked and focused her gift for creating provocative imagery on a more independent means of self-expression -- songwriting.
is called, is sidetracked when he meets and falls in love with Anne Corley.
The sidetrack confirmed the accumulation and encountered a similar amount of net pay within the same Gamba sandstone section at the sidetracked location.
As the friends disperse to colleges around the country, Jamie becomes sidetracked and some of his carefully hidden secrets are revealed.
South Marsh Island Block 105 #A-2 Sidetrack (100% Working Interest) -- Forest sidetracked and directionally drilled the A-2 to a previously untested fault block.
I started out in the theater and I got sidetracked.
On November 12, the Company announced that it had successfully sidetracked the well to a total depth of 16,175 feet.