Forge

词性:v. n.
音标: [fɔːrdʒ]
释义:锻造,伪造[文书,笔记],形成,缔结[牢固的关系],稳步前进,坚定地继续;锻造车间,铁匠铺,锻铁炉

Have you ever seen a blacksmith make a horseshoe? Well, no, probably not, but they use a special furnace which is called a forge, and “to forge something” is also the act of bashing that hot object into shape.

Forge has also taken on the more general sense of creating something. A new philosophy or art form might have been forged, as might an alibi or an excuse. To forge something also has the meaning of faking something, such as a painting or a signature with the intent to deceive. It can also mean to move ahead in a steady manner, either physically or metaphorically, much like those solid, regular blows of the blacksmith’s hammer.

forge into/through/on: 稳步前进,坚定地继续
forge ahead: 取得进展,突飞猛进


This forge hasn’t gone dark in centuries.


I could forge her signature.


Did she forge the checks?


That’s when people like us have got to forge ahead,Helen.