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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theybranch off
he/she/itbranches off
present participlebranching off
past tensebranched off
past participlebranched off
  1. to leave the main part of something

    Lanes branch off the main road, leading to the coast.

    A small group of soldiers branched off into the jungle.

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