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pitchfork

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
pitchforkpitch‧fork1 /ˈpɪtʃfɔːk $ -fɔːrk/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TAa farm tool with a long handle and two long curved metal points, used especially for lifting hay (=dried grass)
Examples from the Corpus
pitchforkJimmy went for a pitchfork at that stage.She fell on a pitchfork when she was little, Thérèse said: everyone knows that.And Mister Johnny picked up a pitchfork ... Carrie screamed and put her hands over her eyes.They fell silent, scythes and pitchforks hovering in mid-shake.As he is about to bury the gold coins, his imbecile brother Jacob appears, pitchfork in hand.As pitchforks they certainly pass muster.Frederick was leaning on his pitchfork, apparently listening to Mister Johnny who was waving his small hands and gabbling.Thorvald smoked his pipe while leaning on the pitchfork and talked about his coming marriage, his fourth.
pitchforkpitchfork2 verb [transitive] British English 🔊 🔊 SUDDENLYto put someone suddenly into a situation for which they are not properly preparedpitchfork somebody into something 🔊 She was pitchforked into power by the early death of her husband James V.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
pitchfork
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypitchfork
he, she, itpitchforks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypitchforked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pitchforked
he, she, ithas pitchforked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pitchforked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pitchfork
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pitchforked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pitchforking
he, she, itis pitchforking
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you, we, theyare pitchforking
Past
I, he, she, itwas pitchforking
you, we, theywere pitchforking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pitchforking
he, she, ithas been pitchforking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pitchforking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pitchforking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pitchforking
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