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


; fɔːrk
1 [intransitive] (not used in the progressive tenses) (+ adverb/preposition) (of a road, river, etc.) to divide into two parts that lead in different directionsThe path forks at the bottom of the hill.The road forks right after the bridge.2 [intransitive] + adverb/preposition (not used in the progressive tenses) (of a person) to turn left or right where a road, etc. divides into twoFork right after the bridge.3 [transitive] (+ adverb/preposition) to move, carry or dig something using a forkClear 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.
Phrasal verbs

fork out (for something)


fork out something (for/on something)

(informal) to spend a lot of money on something, especially unwillinglyWhy fork out for a taxi when there's a perfectly good bus service?We've forked out a small fortune on their education.