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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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forgeforge1 /fɔːdʒ $ fɔːrdʒ/ ●●○ verb  1 UNITE[transitive] to develop something new, especially a strong relationship with other people, groups, or countries syn formforge a relationship/alliance/link etc (with somebody) 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.2 SCCCOPY[transitive] to illegally copy something, especially something printed or written, to make people think that it is realcounterfeit Someone stole my credit card and forged my signature. a forged passportsee thesaurus at copy3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] written to move somewhere or continue doing something in a steady determined wayforge into/through Crowds of people forged through the streets towards the embassy. He forged into the lead in the fourth set.forge on Her speech wasn’t going down too well, but she forged on.4 [transitive] to make something from a piece of metal by heating the metal and shaping it forge ahead
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forgeIt worked, and a bond was forged.They are steadily forging a distinct Kurdish polity.Horak forged ahead on his own but set too fast a pace and died at Elmbridge.In the next four years she forged ahead with her husband's socialist programme-and went further.Marino obtained the drugs by forging his doctor's signature on a prescription.The administration will forge new policies on environmental issues in the next few months.He entered the country using a forged passport.He was carrying a forged passport.The heat of the oven forges the parts into a whole and changes it while it kills it.Employees must forge their own career paths, seek out promotions and prove their worth every single day.Some trace their improvement to the unity forged there.forge a relationship/alliance/link etc (with somebody)And, whereas King forged an alliance with the Democrats, Loury is a member of an exotic breed.Lowe wrote claiming that Sutton was trying to undermine him and forge an alliance with the Founders.We have already seen how pioneers of the ecological approach forged an alliance with specialists from the environmental sciences.Whatever their differences, they were able to forge alliances across their somewhat varying but broadly similar positions.forge into/throughOrganisers also hope international links will be forged through another project now into its second year.What notes were these anyway banged out on a pan, petrol drums forged into spinets and harpsichords?
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forgeforge2 noun [countable]  1 TIa place where metal is heated and shaped into objects2 TIa large piece of equipment that produces high temperatures, used for heating and shaping metal objects
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forgeMason is a convicted forger from Rialto.Spearman is now serving a three-year prison sentence for forgery.A forge for making weapons was found there.In the later poets his forge is often said to be under this or that volcano, and to cause eruptions.I arrived at the forge early on Monday afternoon.I decided to spend the night at the forge, which pleased Joe very much.Because of Joe, however, I stayed at the forge and did my best to work hard.The blow pipe extends from the bellows through the firebrick wall of the forge to the bottom of the fire.For weeks the forges bellowed and Goblins sweated as Grom's fleet took shape.
From Longman Business Dictionaryforgeforge /fɔːdʒfɔːrdʒ/ verb [transitive]1LAWto produce a document or money that is not GENUINE (=real), or to sign something with a false nameThey had forged some company documents and set up phoney (=false) bank accounts.Someone stole my cheque book and forged my signature.forged adjectiveHe is accused of trying to use forged banknotes.2forge an alliance/partnership/relationship etc to establish a relationship of working together with another person, organization or countryforge an alliance/partnership/relationship etc withAir France also forged an alliance with Delta Air Lines, helped by a the open-skies deal between France and the U.S.forge an alliance/partnership/relationship etc betweenA number of links have been forged between Danish and American companies.Both General Motors and Ford would like to forge a liaison with Jaguar.The US hopes to forge a closer economic relationship with East European countries.3forge an agreementCOMMERCE to make an agreement with another person, organization, or countryforge an agreement withThey forged an agreement with the Philips to produce two games using the electronics company’s Compact Disc-Interactive format. forge ahead→ See Verb table
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Verb table
forge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforge
he, she, itforges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave forged
he, she, ithas forged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad forged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill forge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have forged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam forging
he, she, itis forging
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you, we, theyare forging
Past
I, he, she, itwas forging
you, we, theywere forging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been forging
he, she, ithas been forging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been forging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be forging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been forging
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