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  1. sidetracknoun

    To deviate briefly from the topic at hand.

    Stay focused on the story; you keep getting lost in all of these little sidetracks.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. siding, railroad siding, turnout, sidetrackverb

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

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

  2. sidetrack, depart, digress, straggleverb

    wander from a direct or straight course

    go, quit, set forth, 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

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  1. sidetrackverb

    shunt, switch off, divert

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  1. Taylor Swift:

    But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll know it is you and the people who love you who put you there.


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