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forge

verb uk   /fɔːdʒ/  us   /fɔːrdʒ/

forge verb (COPY)

[T] to make an illegal copy of something in order to deceive: a forged passport a forged signature A number of forged works of art have been sold as genuine.

forge verb (CREATE)

[T] to make or produce something, especially with some difficulty: The accident forged a close bond between the two families. She forged a new career for herself as a singer.

forge verb (MOVE)

[I + adv/prep] formal to suddenly and quickly move forward: Just 100 metres from the finishing line Jackson forged ahead. She forged through the snow.
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forge

noun [C] uk   /fɔːdʒ/  us   /fɔːrdʒ/
a working area with a fire for heating metal until it is soft enough to be beaten into different shapes: a blacksmith's forge
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