Forge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word forge
Brit.  |fɔːdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word forge

noun

- furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
- a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering (syn: smithy)

verb

- create by hammering(syn: hammer)
- make a copy of with the intent to deceive(syn: counterfeit, fake)
- come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort (syn: contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, invent)
- move ahead steadily
- move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy (syn: spirt, spurt)
- make something, usually for a specific function (syn: form, mold, mould, shape, work)
- make out of components (often in an improvising manner) (syn: fashion)

Examples

In 1776 the United States forged an alliance with France.

The two women had forged a close bond.

Back in the 1980s, they were attempting to forge a new kind of rock music.

Crowds of people forged through the streets towards the embassy.

He forged into the lead in the fourth set.

Her speech wasn't going down too well, but she forged on.

Frank had forged the University seal.

The ship forged ahead through heavy seas.

My work has been forging ahead recently.

He had got his leather apron on, and passed into the forge.

She forged a Green Card

He forged ahead

...a ludicrous and easily detected attempt to forge his father's signature on a note to school...

the forge belched redly at the sky

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: forge
he/she/it: forges
present participle: forging
past tense: forged
past participle: forged
noun
singular: forge
plural: forges
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