1 also fork off [intransitive]TT
if a road, river etc forks, it divides into two parts [↪ divide, split]:
The path forked off in two directions.
to go left or right when a road divides into two parts [= turn]:
Fork left at the bottom of the hill.
3 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]DFDLG
to put food into your mouth or onto a plate using a fork
fork something into/onto etc something
He forked some bacon into his mouth.
4 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]DFDLG
to put manure into soil or to move soil around using a large garden fork
fork something in/over etc
In November, the soil should be forked over.
fork out (something)phrasal verb
fork out (something) for/on
I had to fork out £600 on my car when I had it serviced.
We don't want to have to fork out for an expensive meal.
fork something ↔ overphrasal verb
The arena won't be finished until private donors fork over more money.