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Dictionary definition for: Forge

1. (n) furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping

2. (v) create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl" "forge a pair of tongues"

3. (n) a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering

4. (v) make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature" "they counterfeited dollar bills" "She forged a Green Card"

5. (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

6. (v) move ahead steadily; "He forged ahead"

7. (v) move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy

8. (v) 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"

9. (v) make out of components (often in an improvising manner) "She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks"

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