forge

(redirected from forges ahead)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

forge

1. a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2. a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3. a machine used to shape metals by hammering

forge

[fȯrj]
(metallurgy)
To form a metal, usually hot, into desirable shapes by employing compressive forces.
A machine or place in which metal is formed hot, or where iron is produced from its ore.
References in periodicals archive ?
Often if a baby forges ahead in one area, they lag behind in another such as talking, due to their brain only coping with one major skill at a time.
r Neighbours (5.30pm) Kate sacrifices her dreams of a career in dance to attend Sophie's award ceremony, y and Libby forges ahead with plans to buy Steph's house.
As a very amateur sailor, I believe there are two types of watercraft in the world: (1) the craft that forges ahead steadily through wind and wave, indifferent to countervailing forces until it hits the ultimate iceberg, rogue wave, or boat bigger than itself, and (2) the craft that skips nimbly from wave to wave, riding the good, avoiding the bad, and at all times seeking the best winds to move it forward (sort of like my boat, when I don't get in the way).