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fork

noun [C] uk   /fɔːk/  us   /fɔːrk/

fork noun [C] (FOOD)

A2 a small object with three or four points and a handle, that you use to pick up food and eat with: a knife and fork.
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fork noun [C] (GARDEN)

a tool with a long handle and three or four points, used for digging and breaking soil into pieces: a garden fork.

fork noun [C] (DIVISION)

a place where a road, river, etc. divides into two parts, or either of those two parts: When you reach a fork in the road turn right. Take the left-hand fork.

fork

verb uk   /fɔːk/  us   /fɔːrk/

fork verb (DIVIDE)

[I] If a road or river forks, it divides into two parts: The hotel is near where the road forks. [I + adv/prep] UK to turn in one of two different directions: Fork left/right where the road divides.

fork verb (GARDEN)

[T] to move or dig something with a fork
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