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add to, develop, diversify, enlarge, expand, extend, have a finger in every pie, increase, multiply, proliferate, ramify, spread out  
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  ( branches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( branching    present participle)   ( branched    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The branches of a tree are the parts that grow out from its trunk and have leaves, flowers, or fruit growing on them.  
2       n-count   A branchof a business or other organization is one of the offices, shops, or groups which belong to it and which are located in different places.  
oft N of n  
The local branch of Bank of America is handling the accounts..., National is Britain's leading autocare service with over 400 branches nationwide.     
3       n-count   A branchof an organization such as the government or the police force is a department that has a particular function.  
with supp, oft N of n, adj N  
Senate employees could take their employment grievances to another branch of government..., He had a fascination for submarines and joined this branch of the service., ...the Metropolitan Police Special Branch.     
4       n-count   A branch of a subject is a part or type of it.  
N of n  
Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors.     
5       n-count   A branchof your family is a group of its members who are descended from one particular person.  
usu N of n  
This is one of the branches of the Roosevelt family.      branch off      phrasal verb   A road or path that branches off from another one starts from it and goes in a slightly different direction. If you branch off somewhere, you change the direction in which you are going.  
After a few miles, a small road branched off to the right...      V P prep/adv, Also V P, V P n   branch out             phrasal verb   If a person or an organization branches out, they do something that is different from their normal activities or work.  
I continued studying moths, and branched out to other insects...      V P prep/adv, Also V P  

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branch, branch, breach, broach

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(botany) any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning
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