a fork in the road
the north fork of the river
the front fork of a bicycle Verb
The road forks to the north and south.
They forked the hay into the loft.
Recent Examples on the Web
Cut open the seed of the persimmon fruit and look for the image of a fork, a knife or a spoon.
Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 10 Nov. 2022 Calder making a kind of mobile out of a fork and the pick and a date.
Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 7 Nov. 2022 The Rices fire started around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Rices Crossing Road, north of the south fork of the Yuba River and west of the community of North San Juan.
Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 Brush edges with water or egg if using, fold each round in half and press with fork to seal.
Joy Cho, Good Housekeeping, 12 Nov. 2022 Arrange the sweet potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours, or until the flesh of the sweet potatoes is very soft and can be easily pierced with a fork.
Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2022 One aspect of cycle trucks that often goes unnoticed to casual onlookers is how front loads are more stable because they’re attached directly to the frame instead of rotating with the fork.
James Huang, Outside Online, 25 Oct. 2022 Cook for 20–25 minutes until they are easily pierced with a fork.
Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2022 Whisk with a fork while adding 6 tablespoons of olive oil until the concoction is creamy.Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2022
According to the 2022 survey by Heidrick & Struggles, an executive search firm, companies must be willing to fork over nearly $1 million in total compensation package to attract a high-quality CISO.
Phillimon Zongo, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Drivers are more willing than ever to fork out for an exotic.
Dana Givens, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2022 That means homebuyers have to fork over cash before the properties are even constructed, while property developers receive vast streams of essentially interest-free financing.
Mary Hui, Quartz, 8 Aug. 2022 ReFED estimates that food waste emissions, from farm to fork to landfill, are equivalent to that of 72 coal-burning power plants.
Somini Sengupta, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Oct. 2022 Place a bunch of spoons (or fork, or twig or pinecone) in the center of a table; there should be enough for every person to have one, except one person.
Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 13 Apr. 2022 Those with older Challengers need not fret, as Dodge is offering this multicolor wrap to any owner of a 2008 or newer Challenger willing to fork over the $3700 this bit of exterior decor costs.
Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 20 Oct. 2022 Rich energy companies should be forced to fork over some windfall profits to aid victims of climate change and offset rising fuel and food costs, the United Nations Secretary-General told world leaders Tuesday.Time, 20 Sep. 2022 With Just an App Want to cut the cord, ditch the traditional television providers entirely, and still not fork over close to $100 a year for a livestreaming service like YouTube TV or Sling TV?
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Middle English forke, from Old English & Anglo-French; Old English forca & Anglo-French furke, from Latin furca
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1