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 for Sidetracked
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sidetrack \Side"track`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sidetracked; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Sidetracking.]
     1. (Railroads) To transfer to a siding from a main line of
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. Hence, fig., to divert or reduce to a position or
        condition that is relatively secondary or subordinate in
        activity, importance, effectiveness, or the like; to
        switch off; to turn aside, as from a purpose. [Colloq.]
              Such a project was, in fact, sidetracked in favor of
              the census of school children.        --Pop. Sci.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "sidetracked":
     abandoned, deserted, disregarded, half-done, ignored, laid aside,
     left undone, missed, neglected, omitted, overlooked, passed by,
     passed over, passed up, pigeonholed, put aside, shunted, sidelined,
     slighted, unasked, unattended to, uncared-for, unchaperoned,
     unconsidered, undone, unregarded, unsolicited, untended,

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