Synonyms for sidetracked

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However, she did not intend to be sidetracked or discouraged.

It is a short ride to where the cars are sidetracked, waiting.

The train was sidetracked here and there, and dragged along at a slow pace.

Stopped at every station and sidetracked for all the regular trains.

Merry returned to the rehearsal lines from which they had sidetracked.

All other trains on the road would be "sidetracked" until this one had passed.

There was nearly always a man there, and promptly the car was sidetracked.

But he was apt to get sidetracked, in which event he needed a while to wake up.

I must keep my eye on him to see that he does not get sidetracked in the wrong direction.

They bark at the churches because they are on a train that has sidetracked Calvin.

WORD ORIGIN

also side-track, "railway siding," 1835, from side (adj.) + track (n.). The verb meaning "to move (a train car) onto a sidetrack" is from 1874; figurative sense of "to divert from the main purpose" is attested from 1881. Related: Sidetracked.

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