bridge

bridge
[[t]brɪ̱ʤ[/t]]
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bridges, bridging, bridged
1) N-COUNT A bridge is a structure that is built over a railway, river, or road so that people or vehicles can cross from one side to the other.

He walked back over the railway bridge.

...the Golden Gate Bridge.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp A bridge between two places is a piece of land that joins or connects them.

...a land bridge linking Serbian territories.

3) VERB To bridge the gap between two people or things means to reduce it or get rid of it.

[V n] It is unlikely that the two sides will be able to bridge their differences.

Syn:
4) VERB Something that bridges the gap between two very different things has some of the qualities of each of these things.

[V n] ...the singer who bridged the gap between pop music and opera.

5) N-COUNT: usu N prep If something or someone acts as a bridge between two people, groups, or things, they connect them.

We hope this book will act as a bridge between doctor and patient...

They saw themselves as a bridge to peace.

6) N-COUNT: usu sing The bridge is the place on a ship from which it is steered.
7) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n The bridge of your nose is the thin top part of it, between your eyes.

On the bridge of his hooked nose was a pair of gold rimless spectacles.

8) N-COUNT: usu sing The bridge of a pair of glasses is the part that rests on your nose.
9) N-COUNT: usu sing The bridge of a violin, guitar, or other stringed instrument is the small piece of wood under the strings that holds them up.
10) N-COUNT A bridge is a piece of metal or plastic that holds false teeth in place by connecting them to natural teeth.
11) N-UNCOUNT Bridge is a card game for four players in which the players begin by declaring how many tricks they expect to win.
12) See also suspension bridge
13) PHRASE: V inflects If you burn your bridges, you do something which forces you to continue with a particular course of action, and makes it impossible for you to return to an earlier situation or relationship.
water under the bridgesee water

English dictionary. 2008.

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