[+tree] branche f
→ The trees were leafless except for the topmost branches.
[+shop] succursale f
→ the Ipswich branch of Marks and Spencer
[+bank] agence f
→ At which branch is your account held?
[+organization] section f
→ plans for restructuring the executive branch of government along corporate lines
→ Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist branch
→ the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation
[+family] branche f
→ The Foster-Smith branch of the family emigrated to Australia.
[+subject] branche f → a new branch of mathematics known as complexity theory
(=turn off) bifurquer
→ After a few miles, a small road branched off to the right.
→ She branched off down the earth track.
vi diversifier ses activités
to branch out into étendre ses activités à
→ Telephone companies are branching out into new information services.
n ligne f secondaire
[+bank] directeur (-trice) m/f d'agence
[+shop] directeur (-trice) m/f de succursale
n rameau m d'olivier
to hold out the olive branch to sb tendre à qn le rameau d'olivier
to offer an olive branch to sb offrir à qn d'enterrer la hache de guerre
→ Clarke also offered an olive branch to critics in his party.
n (British) renseignements mpl généraux