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bridge

noun uk   /brɪdʒ/ us  

bridge noun (LARGE STRUCTURE)

A2 [C] a structure that is built over a river, road, or railway to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other: We drove across/over the bridge. the Brooklyn BridgeBridges C2 [C usually singular] something that makes it easier to make a change from one situation to another: Voluntary work can provide a bridge between staying at home and working full-time.Helping and co-operating

bridge noun (PART OF A SHIP)

[C] the raised part of a ship on which the captain and other officers stand and from where they control the movement of the shipParts of ships and boats

bridge noun (NOSE)

[C usually singular] the top part of the nose, between the eyes, or (on a pair of glasses) the piece that is supported by the top part of the nose: The blow caught him right on the bridge of his nose.The nose

bridge noun (GAME)

[U] a card game for four players who play in pairsCard games

bridge noun (TEETH)

[C] (also bridgework [U]) a piece of material that contains one or more artificial teeth and is kept in place by being fastened to the natural teethDentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teeth

bridge noun (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

[C] a small piece of wood over which the strings are stretched on a musical instrument such as a guitar or violinString instruments

bridge

verb [T] uk   /brɪdʒ/ us  

bridge verb [T] (BRING TOGETHER)

to make the difference or division between two things smaller or less severe: We must bridge the gap between labour and management.Connecting and combiningVariety and mixturesMixing and mixtures

bridge verb [T] (BUILD)

to build a bridge over or across something: The river had been bridged at its narrowest point.Construction work and workersBridges
(Definition of bridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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