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English noun: sidetrack

1. sidetrack (artifact) a short stretch of railroad track used to store rolling stock or enable trains on the same line to pass

Synonymsrailroad siding, siding, turnout

Broader (hypernym)railroad, railroad track, railway

English verb: sidetrack

1. sidetrack (motion) wander from a direct or straight course

Synonymsdepart, digress, straggle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)deviate, divert

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