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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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