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1branch/ˈbræntʃ/
British/ˈbrɑːntʃ/noun
pluralbranches
1branch
/ˈbræntʃ/British/ˈbrɑːntʃ/
noun
pluralbranches
Learner's definition of BRANCH  
[count]
: a part of a tree that grows out from the trunk
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: a local office or shop of a company or organization
   b  : a major part of a government — often + of
: a part of an area of knowledge or study — often + of
: a part of a family that is descended from a particular family member in the past — often + of
: something that goes outward from a main line or source

root and branch

— see 1root

— branched

/ˈbræntʃt/British/ˈbrɑːntʃt/adjective
2branch/ˈbræntʃ/
British/ˈbrɑːntʃ/verb
branchesbranchedbranching
2branch
/ˈbræntʃ/British/ˈbrɑːntʃ/
verb
branchesbranchedbranching
Learner's definition of BRANCH  
[no object]
: to divide into smaller parts : to separate into branches

branch off

[phrasal verb]
: to separate from something and move in a different direction — often + from

branch out

[phrasal verb]
: to begin to do more different kinds of activities or work — often + into
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