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forge



Pronunciation: (fôrj, fōrj), [key]
v., forged, forg•ing.
n.


v.t.
1. to form by heating and hammering; beat into shape.
2. to form or make, esp. by concentrated effort: to forge a friendship through mutual trust.
3. to imitate (handwriting, a signature, etc.) fraudulently; fabricate a forgery.

v.i.
1. to commit forgery.
2. to work at a forge.
3. (of a horse at a trot) to strike the forefeet with the shoes of the hind feet.

n.
1. a special fireplace, hearth, or furnace in which metal is heated before shaping.
2. the workshop of a blacksmith; smithy.

forge



Pronunciation: (fôrj, fōrj), [key]
v.i., forged, forg•ing.
1. to move ahead slowly; progress steadily: to forge through dense underbrush.
2. to move ahead with increased speed and effectiveness (usually fol. by ahead): to forge ahead and finish the work in a burst of energy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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