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branch off

To split or move away from something. Don't worry, you can stay on Main Street for now—the street you need to turn on to branches off of Main Street. The subclavian artery branches off from the aorta.
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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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LONG-TERM Mylo band member and fellow Skye resident Williams is to branch off with a new night in Glasgow.
Lateral pipelines up to 12-inch in diameter would branch off this main line to serve specific users.
What you do is take notes and branch off from all of it.
To determine the abundance of synapses in the preoptic area, Amateau and McCarthy measured spinophilin, a protein that acts on the synapse-forming spines that branch off nerve cells.
p The hospital has the old Nightingale-style layout, with long narrow corridors and wards that branch off which are too cramped.
That's when we started to branch off into eco-lodges, teepee camps, houseboat rentals, cruise ships, polar bear viewing and whale watching, each of which add onto the product lines.
Sales and training rooms branch off the main reception area, where a client may be led from one space immediately to the other.
HOW do I cut a dead branch off a tree without causing damage?
On most evergreens it is always advisable to leave at least a pair of green leaves below where you have cut a branch off.
Milhous says his staff does a lot of pruning, almost always "drop-crotching" (cutting a branch off where it attaches to the tree) instead of shearing.
Metroselskabet is currently planning design and procurement of Cityringen branch off to Ny Ellebjerg via Sydhavnen (hereinafter called Sydhavnsmetroen).
It seems if you are a developer then you have the green light to destroy open spaces, trees and old well loved buildings; but woe betide residents who try to lop a branch off a tree or change their front door.
The one time we tried to tie the branch off, I had to go into my neighbor's yard to pull the rope taut.
Rifkin started leading the course through the AARP once he retired, but decided to branch off on his own a few years later.
For example, Greek appears to be one of the first languages to branch off the European bough.