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Meaning of “fork” in the English Dictionary

"fork" in British English

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forknoun [C]

uk   /fɔːk/  us   /fɔːrk/
  • fork noun [C] (FOOD)

A2 a ​smallobject 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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forkverb

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 ​roaddivides.
  • fork verb (GARDEN)

[T] to ​move or ​dig something with a fork
(Definition of fork from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fork" in American English

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forknoun [C]

 us   /fɔrk/
  • fork noun [C] (TOOL)

a ​commontool used in ​eating that usually has three or four ​stiffmetalpointsattached to a ​handle: The ​knives and forks go in the ​middledrawer.
  • fork noun [C] (DIVISION)

the ​place where a ​single thing ​divides into two or more ​parts, or one of the ​parts: a fork in the ​road

forkverb [I]

 /fɔrk/
to ​divide into two or more ​parts: You’ll come to ​ourhouse just before the ​road forks.
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(Definition of fork from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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