Extrait du Petit Larousse :
Bifurquer : se diviser en deux branches.
verbe transitif indirect : bifurquer sur, bifurquer vers
1) Prendre une autre direction. Bifurquer sur une voie de garage.
2) Figuratif. Prendre une autre orientation. Bifurquer vers la politique.
I was on a job a few days ago, and at this point in time was having a break (we do have breaks!) but listening in. The interpretation was coming from French into English, but the interpreter was French A English B (A = native, B = active, C = passive). So, ok we work bi-directionally A/B B/A but B -> A is most desired for obvious reasons.
This lady interpreted a sentence with bifurquer in the "road" sense, and said in English "...babla, and he took a fork off to the right". Well, I lawfed! Of course, she meant "he forked off to the right", meaning a sudden change in direction.
Well, I thought that was interesting enough to partager! After, I asked her if the knife was "left" behind