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

     

    fork

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fɔːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fork
    BrE BrE//fɔːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrk//
     
    he / she / it forks
    BrE BrE//fɔːks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrks//
     
    past simple forked
    BrE BrE//fɔːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrkt//
     
    past participle forked
    BrE BrE//fɔːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrkt//
     
    -ing form forking
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrkɪŋ//
     
    Features of roads
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) (+ adv./prep.) (of a road, river, etc.) to divide into two parts that lead in different directions The path forks at the bottom of the hill. The road forks right after the bridge.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (not used in the progressive tenses) (of a person) to turn left or right where a road, etc. divides into two Fork right after the bridge. See related entries: Features of roads
  3. 3[transitive] (+ adv./prep.) to move, carry or dig something using a fork Clear the soil of weeds and fork in plenty of compost. He forked a piece of meat into his mouth. Fork over the ground before planting.
  4. Word Origin Old English forca, force (denoting a farm implement), based on Latin furca ‘pitchfork, forked stick’; reinforced in Middle English by Anglo-Norman French furke (also from Latin furca). Phrasal Verbsfork out (for something)
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