branch\ out

branch\ out
To add new interests or activities; begin doing other things also.

First Jane collected stamps; then she branched out and collected coins, too.

John started a television repair shop; when he did well, he branched out and began selling television sets too.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • branch out — index accrue (increase), bifurcate, compound, deploy, deviate, digress, expand, increase …   Law dictionary

  • branch out — verb vary in order to spread risk or to expand (Freq. 1) The company diversified • Syn: ↑diversify, ↑broaden • Ant: ↑specialize (for: ↑diversify), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • branch out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms branch out : present tense I/you/we/they branch out he/she/it branches out present participle branching out past tense branched out past participle branched out to start doing something new or different… …   English dictionary

  • branch out — UK US branch out Phrasal Verb with branch({{}}/brɑːnʃ/ verb ► to start a business activity or a job that is different from your usual activity or job: »As well as looking after their film production company, the couple have branched out and… …   Financial and business terms

  • branch out — v. (D; intr.) to branch out from; into (our firm has branched out into various industries) * * * [ brɑːntʃ aʊt] into (our firm has branch outed out into various industries) (D; intr.) to branch out from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • branch out — verb a) to expand in the manner of branches The chart starts in the center and branches out from there. b) to attempt something new or different, but related Studying Latin may make it easier to branch out into Spanish or Italian …   Wiktionary

  • branch out — open a second office/store, expand a company    Business is very good. It may be time for us to branch out …   English idioms

  • branch out — Synonyms and related words: bestrew, bifurcate, branch, broadcast, circumfuse, deal out, deploy, diffract, diffuse, dispense, disperse, dispread, disseminate, distribute, divaricate, diverge, expand, extend, fan, fan out, flare, fork, furcate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • branch out — to become involved in a wider range of activities. Women are branching out into leadership roles at many levels in the army. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of branch (= the part of a tree that grows out from the main part) …   New idioms dictionary

  • branch out — PHRASAL VERB If a person or an organization branches out, they do something that is different from their normal activities or work. [V P prep/adv] I continued studying moths, and branched out to other insects... [V P prep/adv] ASEAN has branched… …   English dictionary