Definition of 'branch'
Example sentences containing 'branch'
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He had to pull himself out by holding onto the branch of a tree. Times, Sunday Times (2017)First you see the big branches growing out of the trunk. Smithsonian Mag (2017)As the antlers grow, they branch into increasingly larger forks. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But then the lorry shuddered, lurching forward over branches on the road towards the port. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What I love the most is getting pine tree branches and putting them on the dining table. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This compact shrub grows to about 60cm, with shiny green leaves that branch off purple stems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When you find a picture that looks like you, it's step one to discovering a distant branch of your family tree. The Sun (2016)This has been a controversial problem in countries that consider themselves "branch plant " economies. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)Lower stem clear of branches on mature tree. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Campaigners insist all banks must offer branch services. The Sun (2015)Luck links two branches of a family. The Sun (2006)Was it independent of other branches of government? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet this seems a good example of sawing off the branch one is sitting on. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The renamed branches will be part of the sale. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They put walkways and safety ropes way up in branches that squirrels used to have to themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We do not know how to identify the various fossils with particular branches of the evolutionary tree. Infinite in All Directions (1989)Where do leaf stalks branch off the main stem? Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)On that branch the berries grow best. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The plant will branch and produce an increased number of smaller flowers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Family ties get stronger and you could discover a whole new branch of your family tree. The Sun (2010)Many branches of government are not trying to make a profit. The Global Marketplace (1993)Hold the stem in place with a strong tie that does not rub the stem or branches when it is windy. The Sun (2009)Everyone at the company must complete the training because it is essential that we deliver the same service across the branches. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We visit the branch across the road from the Louvre. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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