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 for To branch off
From 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.
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     2. To divide into separate parts or subdivision.
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     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.
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              To branch out into a long disputation. --Spectator.
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