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Word: sidetrack

Definition: switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track


Sentences Containing 'sidetrack'

Because white Democrats controlled all the Southern seats in Congress they had outsize power in Congress and could sidetrack or filibuster efforts by Northerners to pass legislation against lynching, for example.
Sidetrack Films is a film production company based out of Brooklyn, New York formed by Ravi Anne in 2005.

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