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Definition:

  1. [noun] furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

  2. [noun] a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    Synonyms: smithy

  3. [verb] create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
    Synonyms: hammer

  4. [verb] 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

  5. [verb] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    Synonyms: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate

  6. [verb] move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"

  7. [verb] move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
    Synonyms: spurt, spirt

  8. [verb] make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the riceballs carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
    Synonyms: shape, form, work, mold, mould

  9. [verb] 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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