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From Old French forge, earlier faverge, from Latin fabrica workshop, from faber (genitive fabri) workman in hard materials, smith. Sense of to counterfeit is in Anglo-French verb forger falsify, from Old French forgier, from Latin fabricari to frame, construct, build.
- furnace or hearth where metals are heated prior to hammering them into shape
- workshop in which metals are shaped by heating and hammering them
- A counterfeit
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Third person singular
- To shape a metal by heating and hammering.
- To form or create with concerted effort.
- The politician's recent actions are an effort to forge a relationship with undecided voters.
- To create a forgery of; to make a counterfeit item of; to copy or imitate unlawfully.
- He had to forge his ex-wife's signature.
- The jury learned the documents had been forged.
- (often as forge ahead) To move forward heavily and slowly (originally as a ship); to advance gradually but steadily; to proceed towards a goal in the face of resistance or difficulty.
- The party of explorers forged through the thick underbrush.
- We decided to forge ahead with our plans even though our biggest underwriter backed out.
- (sometimes as forge ahead) To advance, move or act with an abrupt increase in speed or energy.
- With seconds left in the race, the runner forged into first place.
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