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branch off (from something)

to separate off from something; to divide away from something. A small stream branched off from the main channel. An irrigation ditch branched off here and there.
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branch off

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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branch off

v.
1. To separate from a main road or path and follow a smaller one: Take a left where the main trail branches off onto a footpath.
2. To separate from a primary source or origin and move or develop in a different direction: After we discovered a new species of insect, some members of our research team branched off and are studying it. A new political group has branched off from the old party.
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The call for tenders comprises insurance services related to the construction of Cityringen Branch off to Nordhavnen Project.
SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE BRANCH OFF TO NORDHAVNEN:
Contract notice: cityringen - branch off to nordhavnen - crnh1 tunnelling, crnh2 under ground civil works and crnh1+2 tunnelling and under ground civil works.
Finally, the Hummingbird Connector Trail will branch off from the Loop Trail heading west.
Twenty-eight MTA bus lines, which branch off into 38 routes, serve the Valley, including Burbank and Glendale, with an average of 143,000 boardings per weekday, said MTA spokesman Marc Littman.
While residents whose homes branch off of Moorpark Road are pushing for the Rolling Oaks Drive extension, others in the bucolic county pocket of Rolling Oaks Estates oppose such plans, maintaining that an extension would destroy the rural character of their neighborhood.
Short hiking trails also branch off these routes, ideal for those who wish to stretch their legs and wander a short distance through the harsh environment.
This new book-for-one production technology not only permits us to economically expand the collection of book titles we carry but also provides the basis to branch off into other value-added, related services," said Dr.
Since the discovery, researchers have found that the disease's most damaging and least evident target is the heart, specifically the coronary arteries that branch off from the aorta and feed blood to the heart muscle itself.
The first contract has been awarded by Copenhagen metro authority Metroselskabet for construction works on the 3km Nordhavn line, which will branch off the Cityring circle line near Osterport.
The new e-Finance hub provides a central point, much like the hub in the center of a wheel, from which our other applications branch off.
At the centers, routers connect to Enterasys' SmartSwitch 9000s, which then branch off to individual buildings.
The rail link will branch off the existing Perth to Midland line near Bayswater train station, through to the future consolidated Perth airport terminal, which will include domestic and international terminals.
Did you know that you need to get permission from City Hall to prune a branch off a tree, much less cut the whole thing down?
The impression reveals thick grooves in the top part of the frill that branch off into tubes of smaller diameter.