branch out

Definition of branch out

  1. :  to begin to do more different kinds of activities or work In the beginning the business was highly specialized, but it has since branched out. —often + into The company specializes in casual clothing but it is branching out into formal wear.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a natural subdivision of a plant stem

    :  a secondary shoot or stem (such as a bough) arising from a main axis (as of a tree)

    :  something that extends from or enters into a main body or source: such as

  1. :  to put forth secondary shoots or stems :  to put forth branches (see 1branch 1) :  ramify

    :  to extend in different directions from a main part or point :  to spring out (as from a main stem) :  diverge

    :  to follow one of two or more parts of a computer program executed as a result of a program decision :  to follow one of two or more branches (see 1branch 2e)

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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