Diverge, subdivide, as in It's the house on the left, just after the road branches off, or English and Dutch branched off from an older parent language, West Germanic. This term alludes to a tree's growth pattern, in which branches grow in separate directions from the main trunk. [Second half of 1800s] Also see branch out.
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Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
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A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I had those words in my thoughts four years ago, when I cut him down from the branch of the Patriarch.
Each seems satisfied with the way his own branch is getting on: Winter is the quicker worker.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
A girl was moved to pity by a picture of a lamb caught in a thicket, and tried to lift the branch that lay across the animal.Children's Ways|James Sully
The senior branch of the family being thus extinct the whole of the entailed estate had devolved on me.Uncanny Tales|Various