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Meaning of a collocation


Meaning of a collocation
Hi I could not find the right meaning of this collocation: forge a link


23 Apr 2014      


 forge something
to put a lot of effort into making something successful or strong so that it will lasta move to forge new links between management and workerslinka relationship between two or more people, countries or organizations

23 Apr 2014     


Thanks a bunch Sofi :)

23 Apr 2014     

United States

The term comes from chain making. A link is one part of a chain. When a chain is made, the loops of metal joined together are cut. To forge a link is to melt the ends of the loops together. That makes a much stronger chain than if the links remain open. Here īs an illustration:
By the way, it īs also where we get the saying "the weakest link." A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

23 Apr 2014