Definition of forge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    forge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//fɔːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forge
    BrE BrE//fɔːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrdʒ//
     
    he / she / it forges
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrdʒɪz//
     
    past simple forged
    BrE BrE//fɔːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrdʒd//
     
    past participle forged
    BrE BrE//fɔːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrdʒd//
     
    -ing form forging
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrdʒɪŋ//
     
    Committing crime
     
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  1. 1[transitive] forge something to put a lot of effort into making something successful or strong so that it will last a move to forge new links between management and workers Strategic alliances are being forged with major European companies. She forged a new career in the music business. They forged a lead in the first 30 minutes of the game.
  2. 2[transitive] forge something to make an illegal copy of something in order to cheat people to forge a passport/banknote/cheque He's getting good at forging his mother's signature. New digital techniques can spot paintings that have been forged. CollocationsCrimeCommitting a crime commit a crime/​a murder/​a violent assault/​a brutal killing/​an armed robbery/​fraud be involved in terrorism/​a suspected arson attack/​people smuggling/​human trafficking engage/​participate in criminal activity/​illegal practices/​acts of mindless vandalism steal somebody’s wallet/​purse/(British English) mobile phone/(North American English) cell phone rob a bank/​a person/​a tourist break into/ (British English) burgle/ (North American English) burglarize a house/​a home/​an apartment hijack a plane/​ship/​bus smuggle drugs/​weapons/​arms/​immigrants launder drug money (through something) forge documents/​certificates/​passports take/​accept/​pay somebody/​offer (somebody) a bribe run a phishing/​an email/​an Internet scamFighting crime combat/​fight crime/​terrorism/​corruption/​drug trafficking prevent/​stop credit-card fraud/​child abuse/​software piracy deter/​stop criminals/​burglars/​thieves/​shoplifters/​vandals reduce/​tackle/​crack down on knife/​gun/​violent/​street crime; (especially British English) antisocial behaviour foil a bank raid/​a terrorist plot help/​support/​protect the victims of crimeInvestigating crime report a crime/​a theft/​a rape/​an attack/(especially British English) an incident to the police witness the crime/​attack/​murder/​incident investigate a murder/(especially North American English) a homicide/​a burglary/​a robbery/​the alleged incident conduct/​launch/​pursue an investigation (into…); (especially British English) a police/​murder inquiry investigate/​reopen a criminal/​murder case examine/​investigate/​find fingerprints at the crime scene/​the scene of crime collect/​gather forensic evidence uncover new evidence/​a fraud/​a scam/​a plot/​a conspiracy/​political corruption/​a cache of weapons describe/​identify a suspect/​the culprit/​the perpetrator/​the assailant/​the attacker question/​interrogate a suspect/​witness solve/​crack the case compare counterfeit See related entries: Committing crime
  3. 3[transitive] forge something (from something) to shape metal by heating it in a fire and hitting it with a hammer; to make an object in this way swords forged from steel
  4. 4[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to move forward in a steady but powerful way He forged through the crowds to the front of the stage. She forged into the lead (= in a competition, race, etc.).
  5. Word Originverb senses 1 to 3 Middle English (also in the general sense ‘make, construct’): from Old French forger, from Latin fabricare ‘fabricate’, from fabrica ‘manufactured object, workshop’. The noun is via Old French from Latin fabrica. verb sense 4 mid 18th cent.: perhaps an aberrant pronunciation of force. Phrasal Verbsforge ahead (with something)
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