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forge1

 
 
pronunciation:
forj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a furnace or hearth where metal is heated to be worked or shaped.
When it glowed red, the blacksmith removed the metal from the forge and began to hammer it.
definition 2: the workshop where such work is done; smithy.
He enjoyed his hard work at the forge.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forged, forges, forging
definition 1: to form or shape (metal) by heating and hammering.
The blacksmith forged shoes for the horses.
similar words:
beat, hammer
definition 2: to form or shape by any means.
Together they forged a plan of attack.
similar words:
beat, compose, fashion, form, hammer, shape
definition 3: to invent, fabricate, or imitate for fraudulent purposes.
The police discovered that she had forged her alibi.He forged many checks before he was caught.The documents had been forged by an expert.
similar words:
counterfeit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make or copy something falsely; commit forgery.
definition 2: to work in a forge.
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