branch off

phrasal verb
branched off; branching off; branches off

Definition of branch off

: to separate from something and move in a different direction The stream branched off to the left. often + from Streets branch off from both sides of the highway.

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“Branch off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/branch%20off. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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