branch out

phrasal verb

branched out; branching out; branches out
: 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.

Examples of branch out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cracking jokes should be no problem for Stewart, who got his start as a stand-up comedian before branching out to television as a host. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 As the couple branched out into collecting other rare books, plus paintings and sheet music, the storage question became more pressing still. Andrea Mays, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 Suppose several families collide at a bifurcation point when the energy hits a particular number, and several more families branch out from that bifurcation point when the energy is higher. Leila Sloman, WIRED, 5 May 2024 In that special, Wayans, who has also carved out an impressive sideline as a supporting dramatic actor in films, is branching out by using comedy to work through some seriously heavy emotions. David Marchese, New York Times, 4 May 2024 Some branch out more than others in different aspects outside the racetrack and some decide to stick around the racetracks and grow their stardom there with the fans at the racetrack, so everyone approaches it differently. Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star, 3 May 2024 The company first started as a women’s fashion purveyor and then branched out to men’s wear. Associated Pess, The Mercury News, 23 Apr. 2024 With other concepts in NoDa, uptown and even across state lines in Rock Hill, Coleman said the team is excited to branch out into South End, alongside other local hot spots drawing people to the area. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 22 Apr. 2024 The 22-year-old artist is now branching out into other fields as well, such as acting. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 16 Apr. 2024

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“Branch out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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