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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybranch out
he/she/itbranches out
present participlebranching out
past tensebranched out
past participlebranched out
  1. to start doing something new or different
    Designers have branched out from clothes to cosmetics and toiletries.
    branch out into: In the longer term, the company wants to branch out into providing investment advice.
    branch out on your own: Quinn wanted to leave the company and branch out on his own.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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