fork

Part of speech: verb

To lift, toss, or dig with a fork; diverge; divide.

Part of speech: noun

A device consisting of a handle and tines or prongs; also, anything of like shape or use.

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Usage examples "fork":

  1. Small pieces should be cut or broken off, and taken in the fingers, or they may be cut up and eaten with a fork. - "The Book of Good Manners", W. C. Green.
  2. Rice nicely cooked is often served in place of a vegetable and eaten with a fork from the dinner plate like mashed potatoes. - "Cookery for Little Girls", Olive Hyde Foster.
  3. Before digging along the row the fork is sunk beside the plants to prevent the soil from lifting in cakes, and the plants with them. - "The Home Acre", E. P. Roe.