bridge


bridge
bridge1 [ brıdʒ ] noun ***
▸ 1 for crossing river/road
▸ 2 connection
▸ 3 part of ship
▸ 4 card game
▸ 5 thin upper part of nose
▸ 6 on musical instrument
▸ 7 artificial tooth/teeth
▸ 8 narrow piece of land
1. ) count a road, railroad, or path that goes over a river, over another road, etc., and the structure that supports it:
Go under the bridge and then turn right.
We walked across a wooden bridge.
a railroad bridge
2. ) count something that forms a connection between one group and another or between one situation and another:
bridge between: Her job, basically, is to create a bridge between the business community and the world of education.
bridge to: The new assembly is seen by many as a bridge to full independence.
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3. ) count usually singular the part of a ship from which it is controlled
4. ) uncount a card game, for four players who make two teams
5. ) count usually singular the thin part of your nose between your eyes
a ) the part of a pair of glasses that rests on your nose
6. ) count usually singular a small wooden part on an instrument such as the VIOLIN that holds the strings away from the main part of the instrument
7. ) count an artificial tooth or group of teeth that is fitted between natural teeth
8. ) count TECHNICAL a narrow piece of land that joins two places
bridge
bridge 2 [ brıdʒ ] verb transitive
to make something possible by getting rid of disagreements, differences, or difficulties:
Both parties seem implacably opposed to bridging their differences.
bridge the gap
to reduce the differences that separate two things or groups:
a fund that bridges the gap between students' needs and their incomes

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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