(intr, adverb often foll by into) to expand or extend one's interests: our business has branched out into computers now
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How to use branch out in a sentence
The volume of writing has allowed me to branch out into nonfiction articles as well.
Later I began to branch out on both coasts; my palate expanded in time with the whole Chowhound movement.
But Walmart has been trying to branch out of its blue-state base for years.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen | Daniel Gross | June 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She might be Internet famous, but now Haskins is hoping to branch out.
The site will need to branch out into other areas if it hopes to attract more mainstream users.
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.The Portland Sketch Book | Various
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.Christopher and the Clockmakers | Sara Ware Bassett
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
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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