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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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Tenders are invited for Tender for the Work of Providing 300mm dia MS pipeline across White Field main road branching off from 600mm dia water supply feeder line & allied works to provide water supply facilities to ABB Bhoruka Tech Park under AECS Layout-I S/s of AEEE-2 Sub Division
The operator said earlier it hopes to provide an alternative route to drivers traveling near the accident site, about 80 km west of Tokyo on the expressway, by making toll-free from next Tuesday an expressway branching off from the main line east of the tunnel.
After the ground is primed, many of the rails will be reinserted exactly where they stood, branching off to linear planks and evoking the spirit of the old rail.
Each one resembles a helical tunnel, with additional tunnels branching off in different directions.
His client base started with family and friends before branching off into advertising flyers stuffed into homeowner mailboxes, "but mostly it was by word of mouth."
CRSH is a dual track branching off Cityringen, starting after a bifurcation chamber Havneholmen (Hah), on Cityringen located on the branch off from Cityringen to the Control and Maintenance Centre (CMC).
In Algoma's main on-campus program, students are grouped together for the first two years before branching off in their third and fourth years to specialize in either social or economic development.
A bright, open atrium greets residents of the Clare House and Clare Manor, branching off into completely modem facilities, fully accessible common and private spaces, and large, sundrenched apartments.