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"forge" in British English

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forgeverb

uk   /fɔːdʒ/ us   /fɔːrdʒ/

forgenoun [C]

uk   /fɔːdʒ/ us   /fɔːrdʒ/
(Definition of forge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forge" in American English

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forgeverb

us   /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/
  • forge verb (COPY ILLEGALLY)

[T] to make an illegal copy of something in order to deceive: He was accused of forging his father’s signature on the check.
  • forge verb (MAKE)

[T] to make or produce, esp. with difficulty: Baker had worked for months to forge a peace plan that both sides could accept.
  • forge verb (MOVE)

[I always + adv/prep] to move forward in a determined way although progress is difficult: She forged ahead with her plans to stage a protest in Washington.

forgenoun [C]

us   /fɔrdʒ, foʊrdʒ/
  • forge noun [C] (WORK AREA)

a working area with a fire for heating metal until it is soft enough to be beaten into different shapes: a blacksmith’s forge
(Definition of forge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forge" in Business English

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forgeverb [T]

uk   /fɔːdʒ/ us  
LAW to illegally copy something in order to deceive someone: forge a contract/document/signature Tax fraud involving forging documents and making false statements is a criminal offence. He admitted he had forged the signature of the lawyer on the check.
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to make an effort to develop a successful relationship with a person, organization, or country: forge a relationship/a bond/an alliance The company is forging partnerships with a number of local companies.
to make an agreement with a person, organization, or country: forge an agreement/a compromise/a consensus Lawmakers are debating how to finally forge a compromise.
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(Definition of forge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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