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Synonyms for branch


branch off


  • turn off
  • deviate
  • change direction
  • leave the road
  • take a side road
  • take another road
  • quit the road
  • depart from the road

branch out

Synonyms for branch

something resembling or structurally analogous to a tree branch

an area of academic study that is part of a larger body of learning

a local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business

a component of government that performs a given function

a part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor

a small stream

to separate into branches or branchlike parts

Synonyms for branch

a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

a part of a forked or branching shape

a natural consequence of development

a stream or river connected to a larger one

any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm


Related Words

grow and send out branches or branch-like structures

divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork

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Clearly the public's response was positive enough for the Beeb to wander down different avenues branching off from the main road of pop.
Maulbeck spent 11 years with Turner Construction Corporation before branching off to work with other large and mid-sized companies.
as an architect before branching off to north Devon where he spent time studying furniture design and making under David Savage, regarded as one of the country's top furniture designers.
And companies are finding it extremely difficult to transport goods on the network branching off the M50.
As an architectural technologist by trade, Maki worked in the engineering business for 20 years before branching off to establish Design Solutions in 1993, and spinning off IDI Technology as a project-specific entity.
Branching off from the oval driveway is a paved nature-walk that leads into woods, rich with the mystery of gelatinous mushrooms, flashes of deer and a benign river stocked with bass.
The system overcomes the shortcomings of previous expert systems, which are structured as decision trees with symptoms shown branching off to possible causes.