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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Branch \Branch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Branched; p. pr. & vb. n. Branching.] 1. To shoot or spread in branches; to separate into branches; to ramify. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision. [1913 Webster] To branch off, to form a branch or a separate part; to diverge. To branch out, to speak diffusively; to extend one's discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to enlarge the scope of one's business, etc. [1913 Webster] To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]