Synonyms for sidetrack

Grammar : Verb
Spell : sahyd-trak
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsaɪdˌtræk

Définition of sidetrack

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.
  • verb divert
Example sentences :
  • Would it advance or sidetrack him in the career he had outlined for himself?
  • Extract from : « The Octopus » by Frank Norris
  • You've not been paying proper attention to me; you were off on a sidetrack of your own laying.
  • Extract from : « The Brentons » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • At Wassiwappa, Ray got instructions to sidetrack until Thirty-six went by.
  • Extract from : « Song of the Lark » by Willa Cather
  • You have one talent already; why do you want to follow a sidetrack.
  • Extract from : « The Precipice » by Ivan Goncharov
  • We became attached to this sidetrack, and for a long time had the sole use of it.
  • Extract from : « Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack » by Frank Benton
  • Sidetrack your emotions if you can and stick to the mainline!
  • Extract from : « Cleek of Scotland Yard » by Thomas W. Hanshew
  • For the army London is on a sidetrack—is an out of the way place.
  • Extract from : « The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II » by Burton J. Hendrick
  • That's the kind of a sidetrack the Stars and Stripes would switch you onto.'
  • Extract from : « Roads of Destiny » by O. Henry
  • He could not help smiling a little at the adroit way she tried to sidetrack him, even though he was angry at her.
  • Extract from : « The Yukon Trail » by William MacLeod Raine
  • Some claim to have discovered a method whereby they can "sidetrack" "Hardfellow" and get "Easyboy" to do the buying.
  • Extract from : « The Psychology of Salesmanship » by William Walker Atkinson

Antonyms for sidetrack

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019