Meaning of “sidetrack” in the English Dictionary

"sidetrack" in British English

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sidetrackverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /ˈsaɪd.træk/ us /ˈsaɪd.træk/
sidetrack
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “sidetrack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sidetrackverb [ I ]

us /ˈsɑɪdˌtræk/

to direct (someone) away from an activity or subject toward another one that is often less important:

Rhonda was looking for an envelope and got sidetracked reading some old letters.

(Definition of “sidetrack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)