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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
Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England i.e.the English branch of the Western Christian Church, which combines Catholic and Protestant traditions, rejects the Pope’s authority, and has the monarch as its titular head
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