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 on my own

.

Main entry:branchderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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