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fork

fork

 
 
pronunciation:
fork
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
fork up, fork out, fork over
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an implement with two or more prongs or tines, used to spear, dig, lift, or carry, esp. the one used for eating.
 
definition 2: the point at which a division into two or more branches occurs, or one of the branches so arising.
Go to the fork in the highway.Take the left fork.
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part of speech: transitive 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.
definition 2: to make into the shape of a fork.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to separate into branches.
similar words:
bisect, branch, divide
definition 2: to follow one branch, as of a road.
We forked to the right at the top of the hill.
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phrase: fork up
phrase: fork out
phrase: fork over
derivation: forklike (adj.)
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