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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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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.
The scheme, which will be looked at today by the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority (WMPTA), involves a new single track branching off the Cross City line.
There'd be no setting out on the easy, 2-mile, 300-foot-climb Inspiration Point Loop Trail only to find yourself on the backbreaking Backbone Trail branching off it, climbing nearly 1,600 feet in 6 miles because you didn't realize what you'd got yourself into.
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Coronary arteries: Blood is fueled to the heart by two thick arteries branching off from the aorta, the body's largest artery.
However, he writes, "most computer-stored information lacks multiple connections for finding out more about what it is on the screen or branching off into new directions.