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  ( 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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