branch off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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.

See also main entry: branch