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Definition of fork verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fork
    he / she / it forks
    past simple forked
    -ing form forking
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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.
  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. Phrasal Verbsfork out (for something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fork