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English definition of “branch off sth”

branch off sth

phrasal verb with branch     /brɑːntʃ/ US  /bræntʃ/ verb [I]
to leave a main road by turning into a smaller road: We branched off the main route and went through the countryside.Driving and operating road vehiclesChanging direction
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