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Definition of 'forge'


  1. furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  2. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
       Synonyms: smithy


  1. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
       Synonyms: hammer
  2. make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
       Synonyms: fake counterfeit
  3. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
       Synonyms: invent contrive devise excogitate formulate
  4. move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"
  5. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
       Synonyms: spurt spirt
  6. make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
       Synonyms: shape form work mold mould
  7. make out of components (often in an improvising manner); "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"
       Synonyms: fashion

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