Definition of branch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

branch

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//brɑːntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bræntʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they branch
BrE BrE//brɑːntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bræntʃ//
 
he / she / it branches
BrE BrE//ˈbrɑːntʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbræntʃɪz//
 
past simple branched
BrE BrE//brɑːntʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bræntʃt//
 
past participle branched
BrE BrE//brɑːntʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bræntʃt//
 
-ing form branching
BrE BrE//ˈbrɑːntʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbræntʃɪŋ//
 
Rivers and lakes
 
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[intransitive] to divide into two or more parts, especially smaller or less important parts The accident happened where the road branches. See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Origin Middle English: from Old French branche, from late Latin branca ‘paw’. Phrasal Verbsbranch offbranch out (into something)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: branch