branch out

  1. (intr, adverb often foll by into) to expand or extend one's interests: our business has branched out into computers now

Words Nearby branch out

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How to use branch out in a sentence

  • He'd do it if I urged him; but it's just as you say, he doesn't want to branch out.

    The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
  • We advanced softly up the inlet, and found it to branch out into a broad basin.

  • It was this episode that made the workers during their next conference branch out in new lines.

    Ester Ried Yet Speaking | Isabella Alden
  • With it they were enabled to branch out and not only improve their home plant but put up factories elsewhere.

  • Do you see those fine lines on the face of the water that branch out like the ribs of a fan.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Other Idioms and Phrases with branch out

branch out

Separate into subdivisions; strike off in a new direction. For example, Our software business is branching out into more interactive products, or Bill doesn't want to concentrate on just one field; he wants to branch out more. This term alludes to the growth habits of a tree's limbs. [Early 1700s] Also see branch off.

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