forge ( forges plural & 3rd person present) ( forging present participle) ( forged past tense & past participle )
1 v-recip If one person or institution forges an agreement or relationship with another, they create it with a lot of hard work, hoping that it will be strong or lasting.
The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship with America's new leader... V n with n
They agreed to forge closer economic ties... pl-n V n
The programme aims to forge links between higher education and small businesses... NON-RECIP: V n between pl-n
The Community was trying to forge a common foreign and security policy. V n
2 verb If someone forges something such as a banknote, a document, or a painting, they copy it or make it so that it looks genuine, in order to deceive people.
She alleged that Taylor had forged her signature on the form... V n
They used forged documents to leave the country. V-ed
forger ( forgers plural) n-count
...the most prolific art forger in the country.
3 n-count A forge is a place where someone makes metal goods and equipment by heating pieces of metal and then shaping them.
oft in names
...the blacksmith's forge., ...Woodbury Blacksmith & Forge Co.
4 verb If someone forges an object out of metal, they heat the metal and then hammer and bend it into the required shape.
To forge a blade takes great skill. V n forge ahead phrasal verb If you forge ahead with something, you continue with it and make a lot of progress with it.
He again pledged to forge ahead with his plans for reform... V P with n
The two companies forged ahead, innovating and expanding. V P
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 construct, contrive, create, devise, fabricate, fashion, form, frame, hammer out, invent, make, mould, shape, work
2 coin, copy, counterfeit, fake, falsify, feign, imitate
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