branch out

Definition of branch 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.

Word by Word Definitions

branch play
  1. : a natural subdivision of a plant stem

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

  3. : a stream that flows into another usually larger stream : tributary

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

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

  3. : to develop or derive from a source : to be an outgrowth

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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