fork /fɔrk/  verb

  • 1 [no object] of a road, river, etc. : to divide into two parts

    • The road forks to the north and south.

    2 [+ object] informal : to pay or give (money) — usually + over or out

    • He had to fork over half his paycheck.
    • The company forked out thousands of dollars to repair the damage.

    3 [+ object] : to lift or throw (something) with a fork

    • They forked the hay into the loft.