Meaning of “forge” in the English Dictionary

"forge" in British English

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uk /fɔːdʒ/ us /fɔːrdʒ/

forgenoun [ C ]

uk /fɔːdʒ/ us /fɔːrdʒ/

(Definition of “forge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

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)