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verb     forge pronunciation in British English
/fɔː(r)dʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyforge
he/she/itforges
present participleforging
past tenseforged
past participleforged
  1. 1
    [transitive] to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person

    The company wanted to forge alliances with other motor manufacturers.

    forge links:

    During the 1970s, the US forged trade links with China.

    1. a.
      to work hard to achieve something

      She forged a new career as a poet and songwriter.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to illegally copy documents, paper money, or works of art with the intention of cheating people

    Someone forged my signature.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to heat metal until it is soft, then hit it with a hammer or pour it into a mould to form different shapes
  4. 4
    [intransitive] to keep moving forwards, with a lot of difficulty
    forge on/through:

    Napoleon’s soldiers forged through the snow.

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