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Definition of sidetrack verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] sidetrack somebody (into doing something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sidetrack
    he / she / it sidetracks
    past simple sidetracked
    -ing form sidetracking
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  1. 1to make someone start to talk about or do something that is different from the main thing that they are supposed to be talking about or doing synonym distract
  2. 2 I was supposed to be writing a letter but Igot sidetracked. Don't be sidetracked into discussing individual cases.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sidetrack