birds singing from the branches of a tree
The bank has a new branch in our area.
She works at the branch office downtown. Verb
The stream branches from the river near their house.
threads branched from the center of the spider web
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Still, the true Los Ang-ularity may not occur until New York gains its very own branch of the ultimate Los Angeles symbol of health and wealth: the upscale organic grocery store Erewhon.—Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2023 Check with your local branch for hours of operation during the holiday.—oregonlive, 29 Dec. 2022 Keep in mind, though, that hours may vary and even if a national chain says it’s open, that doesn’t mean your local branch will be.—Chris Morris, Fortune, 24 Dec. 2022 This game is rarely about quality football anyway and more about the pageantry and revelry of cadets and midshipmen standing, bouncing and cheering for their branch.—Dan Gelston, ajc, 11 Dec. 2022 But Norton certainly isn’t a one-man branch in the family tree.—Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 The shooting sent the Edmondson Westside High School and a branch of Pratt Library, located across the street, into lockdown briefly while police investigated.—Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 4 Jan. 2023 The Army Rangers, a premier infantry force, is a branch of the elite Special Operations Forces, according to the U.S. Army's website.—Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 4 Jan. 2023 The quake happened on the Calaveras Fault, one of eight major faults in the Bay Area and a branch of the San Andreas Fault line.—Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 20 Dec. 2022
ReCode plans to branch out to oncology and central nervous system treatments, as well as alternative forms of drug administration like a nebulizer, or inhaler, for lung diseases, or injection into spinal fluid to directly target the brain.—Dallas News, 29 June 2022 Murray wants to branch out, to do for Elvis what Jack has done for Hitler — create an entire curriculum around him.—Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 26 Dec. 2022 In a surprising shift from previous variants, omicron didn’t branch off of the delta variant, but instead a different variant that researchers estimate emerged in mid-2020.—Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2022 Secondly, over time, antibodies branch out and target different parts of the virus as an insurance policy against mutations the virus is generating.—Alice Park, Time, 13 Dec. 2022 Oenophiles looking to branch out will love the personalized selections in these monthly boxes.—Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 24 Nov. 2022 The Bulls typically get involved in school programs in Chicago but are looking to branch out into the nearby areas, Malik Shaw, a volunteer for the Chicago Bulls alumni relations, said.—George Wiebe, Chicago Tribune, 23 Nov. 2022 From here riders can branch out to more natural terrain by hopping on one of several connector trails to the loop around Lake Atalanta.—Josh Patterson, Outside Online, 22 May 2020 By sophomore year, students can branch out into other areas of the music school or the university in general to broaden their education.—Jeff Bond, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Nov. 2022 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, from Anglo-French branche, from Late Latin branca paw