branch out phrasal

branch out phrasal
verb (I) to do something different from what you usually do: Don't be afraid to branch out and try new ideas. | branch out into (doing) sth: Profits were falling until the bookstore branched out into selling CDs and cassettes.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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