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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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"I have become sidetracked in transfers as I don't like false rumours.
He said: "You can get sidetracked by looking at things like signing players.
Rather than recognising that the public were rightly concerned about the level of borrowing, we got sidetracked into a debate about investment over cuts.
The soul star, pictured right with Razz girl Bev, admitted: "I was eating and lost track of time." Organisers were no doubt hoping he wouldn't get sidetracked by the hospitality backstage and miss his time on stage.
: to turn aside from a main purpose or direction His career got sidetracked. <Nick could launch a question guaranteed to sidetrack the teacher long enough to .
The well, which had been sidetracked after operational difficulties, is currently being completed as a potential producer.
The move has been in the pipeline for several years, but might have been sidetracked by the debate surrounding the development of the West Side Jets Stadium.
A third investigation finds no further cases of the often-fatal complication that sidetracked the drug last year, beyond the three patients who fell ill at that time.
Dortmunder and his crew accept the job but they get sidetracked when the mob takes over the O.J.
We must not be sidetracked by this debate and forget about our poorest children." (Even Wallis has had to concede that the poor got sidetracked off the Bush radar screen except where they intersected with his "faith-based" initiative.)
The manhunt is frustrated by the remote topography of his likely Pakistani sanctuary, stymied by an Al Qaeda network that remains well-financed and disciplined, sidetracked by the distractions of the Iraq war, and, perhaps most significant, limited by the deep suspicion of the United States among Pakistanis.
My only concern at the moment is both clubs don't get too sidetracked worrying about each other, because Bolton and Middlesbrough can't be ruled out of the equation.