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forgeverb

uk   /fɔːdʒ/  us   /fɔːrdʒ/
  • forge verb (COPY)

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

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forgenoun [C]

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

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forgeverb

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

[T] to make an ​illegalcopy 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 ​peaceplan that both ​sides could ​accept.
  • forge verb (MOVE)

[I always + adv/prep] to move ​forward in a ​determined way ​althoughprogress 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 ​workingarea with a ​fire for ​heatingmetal 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)

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forgeverb [T]

uk   us   /fɔːdʒ/
LAW to ​illegallycopy something in ​order to ​deceive someone: forge a contract/document/signature Tax ​fraud involving forging ​documents and making ​falsestatements is a ​criminaloffence. He ​admitted he had forged the ​signature of the ​lawyer on the ​check.
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to make an ​effort to ​develop a ​successfulrelationship with a ​person, ​organization, or country: forge a relationship/a bond/an alliance The ​company is forging ​partnerships with a ​number of ​localcompanies.
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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