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fork

fork

 
 
pronunciation:
fork
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
fork over, fork out, fork up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tool with a handle and two or more points. Small forks are used for eating. Large forks are used for digging and pitching hay.
My mother eats everything pizza with a knife and fork, even pizza.
 
definition 2: the point where something divides into two or more branches, or one of the branches.
Go to the fork in the highway and stay in the middle lane.Take the left fork.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: forked, forking, forks
definition 1: to pierce, dig, lift, or carry with a fork.
He is forking hay into the horse's stall.She forked the meat from the grill to the plate.
definition 2: to separate into branches.
The river forks about a mile from here.
similar words:
branch, divide
phrase: fork over
phrase: fork out
phrase: fork up
derivation: forklike (adj.)
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