forking forking  /ˈfɔr kɪŋ/


  1. (n) the place where something divides into branches
  2. (n) the act of branching out or dividing into branches



  1. The first novel by Raymond Chandler, who at the time was a 51-year-old former oil company executive, is a mosaic of shadows, a dark tracery of forking paths.
  2. Soon producers were forking over midfive figures for Buckley's Hallelujah cover.
  3. If so, expect inquisitive observers to watch for any sign of him forking over some of the proceeds to Diana's charities.


  1. 'Fix the river': Mission Espada residents frown on home buyback proposal

    BEXAR COUNTY -- Will taxpayers be forking over millions to buy out homes that were flooded last month? Will flood victims be forced to move out of the Mission Espada area for good? These are options Bexar County commissioners considered Tuesday afternoon in a public meeting. But for one homeowner, selling is not an option. Celia Olivarez is pleading for county leaders to just fix her home and do ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  2. Oak Island to pay $120,000 for "professional services"

    Leaders in Oak Island are considering several changes to the town's budget – including forking over $120,000 for "professional services."
    on June 26, 2013     Source: WECT 6 Wilmington

  3. Billboard Will Not Count Jay-Z’s Sales From Samsung Deal

    Bill Werde, the magazine's editorial director, argues that a promotional giveaway like the one Samsung and Jay-Z have planned is not equivalent to a million customers forking over their hard-earned cash for an album.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. In a newspaper interview yesterday, Johnson said of residents of London and the south-east: "They're forking out for things in Scotland and you've got Scottish MPs, the Prime Minister and Chancellor, who are treating the country in an inequitable...
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Boris Johnson Source: Scotsman

  2. "Telstra are off the leash, and that's what you are seeing," Senator Conroy said. "These are schools that use this money that they are now going to be forking out to Telstra for things like books, for things like school facilities, playground...
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Stephen Conroy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Dating is like a soufflé - it requires a bit of lightness," said Joy Browne, host of a syndicated radio talk show and author of the recent book "Dating Disasters and How to Avoid Them." "When you're forking out thousands of dollars,...
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Joy Browne Source: New York Times

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