I was sidetracked from my work by an unexpected visitor.
Sorry I'm late. I got sidetracked with contributing to Wiktionary.
The politician sidetracked the reporter with a story about duck hunting instead of a direct response to the question that was asked.
I hope you can sidetrack the teacher with questions so we don't have to take the exam.
Just to sidetrack a little bit from the subject I will explain my reasoning.
To sidetrack for a moment, let me commend this team for their outstanding efforts.