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forge1 / fôrj/ • v. [tr.] 1. make or shape (a metal object) by heating it in a fire or furnace and beating or hammering it. ∎ fig. create (a relationship or new conditions): the two women forged a close bond the country is forging a bright new future. 2. produce a copy or imitation of (a document, signature, banknote, or work or art) for the purpose of deception. • n. a blacksmith's workshop; a smithy. ∎  a furnace or hearth for melting or refining metal. ∎  a workshop or factory containing such a furnace. DERIVATIVES: forge·a·ble adj. forg·er n. forge2 • v. [intr.] move forward gradually or steadily: he forged through the crowded side streets. PHRASAL VERBS: forge ahead move forward or take the lead in a race. ∎  continue or make progress with a course or undertaking: the government is forging ahead with reforms.

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