To branch out
Branch Branch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Branched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Branching}.] 1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify. [1913 Webster]

2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster]

{To branch off}, to form a branch or a separate part; to diverge.

{To branch out}, to speak diffusively; to extend one's discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to enlarge the scope of one's business, etc. [1913 Webster]

To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]


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  • To sit out — Sit Sit, v. i. [imp. {Sat}({Sate}, archaic); p. p. {Sat} ({Sitten}, obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sitting}.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde, Goth. sitan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To branch off — Branch Branch, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Branched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Branching}.] 1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] {To branch off},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • branch out (into something) — ˌbranch ˈout (into sth) derived to start to do an activity that you have not done before, especially in your work or business Syn: ↑diversify • The company branched out into selling insurance. • I decided to branch out …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch out — verb vary in order to spread risk or to expand (Freq. 1) The company diversified • Syn: ↑diversify, ↑broaden • Ant: ↑specialize (for: ↑diversify), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms branch out : present tense I/you/we/they branch out he/she/it branches out present participle branching out past tense branched out past participle branched out to start doing something new or different… …   English dictionary

  • branch out — UK US branch out Phrasal Verb with branch({{}}/brɑːnʃ/ verb ► to start a business activity or a job that is different from your usual activity or job: »As well as looking after their film production company, the couple have branched out and… …   Financial and business terms

  • branch out — v. (D; intr.) to branch out from; into (our firm has branched out into various industries) * * * [ brɑːntʃ aʊt] into (our firm has branch outed out into various industries) (D; intr.) to branch out from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • branch out phrasal — verb (I) to do something different from what you usually do: Don t be afraid to branch out and try new ideas. | branch out into (doing) sth: Profits were falling until the bookstore branched out into selling CDs and cassettes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • branch out — verb a) to expand in the manner of branches The chart starts in the center and branches out from there. b) to attempt something new or different, but related Studying Latin may make it easier to branch out into Spanish or Italian …   Wiktionary

  • branch out — open a second office/store, expand a company    Business is very good. It may be time for us to branch out …   English idioms

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