One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the smith forged swords and knives’
hammer out, beat into shape, found, cast, mould, model
fashion, form, shape, make, manufacture, produce, turn out
informal knock together, knock up, knock off
2‘they forged a partnership with city government’
build, build up, construct, form, create, establish, set up, put together
3‘it took great skill to forge the signature’
fake, falsify, counterfeit, copy fraudulently, copy, imitate, reproduce, replicate, simulate
1‘he forged through the busy side streets’
advance steadily, advance gradually, press on, push on, soldier on, march on, push forward, move forward, move along, proceed, progress, make headway, make progress
‘Jack's horse forged ahead and took the lead’
advance rapidly, progress quickly, make swift progress, increase speed, put a spurt on
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