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branch

noun [C]  us   /bræntʃ/

branch noun [C] (TREE PART)

one of the parts of a tree that grows out from the main trunk and has leaves, flowers, or fruit on it: After the storm, the ground was covered with twigs and branches. fig. This branch of the river (= lesser part that joins the main flow) eventually empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

branch noun [C] (PART)

a part of something larger: Pediatrics is a branch of medicine (= a subject that is part of a larger subject). A branch is one of the offices or groups that form part of a large business organization: a local branch of the bank

branch

verb [I]  us   /bræntʃ/

branch verb [I] (SEPARATE)

to separate from a main part and go in a new direction: fig. We drove down a narrow track that branched off from the main road .
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