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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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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.
Hiking trails catering to all tastes penetrate the wilderness, branching off from the main park area and often crossing each other in a way that not only lets individuals customize the lengths of their journeys but also allow a frequent visitor to find surprises among the roads not taken.
With the LE-17 and LE-46, Point to Point now provides Ethernet Private Line services, including internet, intranet and VoIP directly to the businesses by branching off fiber and wireless, thus connecting all branch offices.
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.
They argue that a new apple-loving species is branching off R.
Since branching off, the number of exhibitors has grown 68 percent, Newby said, reflecting increased competition among film commissioners anxious for a piece of the entertainment industry pie.
XRAYMEDIA's entertainment division is branching off as XRAYMEDIA's entertainment icon, recently sought after ventures prove promising, as it will continue to progress its various entertainment related business ventures, such as Feature Film productions, TV productions, Music Video productions and talent management.
Danish infrastructure manager Banedanmark is working out plans for the 3km line, branching off the existing Aalborg Frederikshavn line north of Lindholm.