branch

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branch is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
branch

Plural
branches

A tree branch
  1. A part of a tree that grows out from the trunk (center).
    Sally scraped her arm on a branch when she fell out of a tree.
  2. A part of something that acts like a branch does to its tree.
    The study of electricity is a branch of physics.
  3. One of a series of shops that are owned by the same company in business.
    McDonalds has many branches spread throughout the country.

Verb[change]

Plain form
branch

Third-person singular
branches

Past tense
branched

Past participle
branched

Present participle
branching