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.