branch out

branch out
a) to expand in the manner of branches

The chart starts in the center and branches out from there.

b) to attempt something new or different, but related

Studying Latin may make it easier to branch out into Spanish or Italian.

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  • branch out — branch off / branch out [v] extend beyond main part add to, develop, diverge, diversify, divide, enlarge, expand, extend, fork, grow, increase, multiply, part, proliferate, ramify, separate, spread out; concept 756 Ant. lessen, shrink …   New thesaurus

  • branch out — index accrue (increase), bifurcate, compound, deploy, deviate, digress, expand, increase …   Law dictionary

  • branch out — verb vary in order to spread risk or to expand (Freq. 1) The company diversified • Syn: ↑diversify, ↑broaden • Ant: ↑specialize (for: ↑diversify), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms branch out : present tense I/you/we/they branch out he/she/it branches out present participle branching out past tense branched out past participle branched out to start doing something new or different… …   English dictionary

  • branch out — UK US branch out Phrasal Verb with branch({{}}/brɑːnʃ/ verb ► to start a business activity or a job that is different from your usual activity or job: »As well as looking after their film production company, the couple have branched out and… …   Financial and business terms

  • branch out — v. (D; intr.) to branch out from; into (our firm has branched out into various industries) * * * [ brɑːntʃ aʊt] into (our firm has branch outed out into various industries) (D; intr.) to branch out from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • branch out — open a second office/store, expand a company    Business is very good. It may be time for us to branch out …   English idioms

  • branch out (into something) — ˌbranch ˈout (into sth) derived to start to do an activity that you have not done before, especially in your work or business Syn: ↑diversify • The company branched out into selling insurance. • I decided to branch out …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch out phrasal — verb (I) to do something different from what you usually do: Don t be afraid to branch out and try new ideas. | branch out into (doing) sth: Profits were falling until the bookstore branched out into selling CDs and cassettes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • branch out — Synonyms and related words: bestrew, bifurcate, branch, broadcast, circumfuse, deal out, deploy, diffract, diffuse, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, divaricate, diverge, expand, extend, fan, fan out, flare, fork, furcate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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