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forge ahead

To proceed with something. The start of my presentation did not go as I had hoped, but I had to just forge ahead and keep talking.
See also: ahead, forge

forge away at (something)

To work on or toward goal or task with great determination, diligence, and vigor. I've been forging away at my little business here for two years, and now I've really established myself within the community. The team has been forging away at their shot for a championship all year.
See also: away, forge

forge on

To proceed with something. The start of my presentation did not go as I had hoped, but I had to just forge on and keep talking.
See also: forge, on

forge over

obsolete In sailing, to force one's ship over a sand bank or shallow place in a body of water by opening and filling all of the ship's sails. The captain knew it was a risky maneuver, but there was no way to proceed other than to forge over.
See also: forge, over
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forge ahead

or forge on
v.
To continue moving forward or making progress: The reporters forged ahead with the investigation. The weary troops forged on despite the snow.
See also: ahead, forge
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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This research work presents a study on the forgeability of a straight blade made from an aluminium alloy AA-5083.
The forgeability improves with forging temperature which is supported by the fact that no internal cracks appear in the blades with N2 as starting material at a temperature of 175[degrees]C.