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"bridge" in American English

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bridgenoun

us   /brɪdʒ/
  • bridge noun (LARGE STRUCTURE)

[C] a structure that is built over a river, road, or railroad to allow people and vehicles to cross from one side to the other: We drove across the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
  • bridge noun (NOSE)

[C usually sing] the top part of the nose, between the eyes, or the piece on a pair of glasses that is supported by the top part of the nose: He rubbed the bridge of his nose.
  • bridge noun (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)

[C] a small piece of wood on a musical instrument, such as a guitar or violin, over which strings are stretched
  • bridge noun (TEETH)

[C] also bridgework, /ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk/ a piece of material that keeps artificial teeth in place by being fastened to the natural teeth
  • 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 ship
  • bridge noun (GAME)

[U] a card game for four players who play in two pairs and try to win the cards they say they will win

bridgeverb [T]

us   /brɪdʒ/
  • bridge verb [T] (BUILD OVER )

to build or form a bridge over something: The shopping complex bridges a highway.
If a difference is bridged, it is made smaller: Swing music bridged the gap between popular and classical music.
(Definition of bridge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"bridge" in British English

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bridgenoun

uk   /brɪdʒ/ us   /brɪdʒ/
  • 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 Bridge
C2 [C usually singular] something that makes it easier to make a change from one situation to another: Part-time work can provide a bridge between staying at home and working full-time.

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  • 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 ship

bridgeverb [T]

uk   /brɪdʒ/ us   /brɪdʒ/
(Definition of bridge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bridge" in Business English

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bridgeadjective

uk   /brɪdʒ/ us   UK usually bridging
FINANCE relating to money that is borrowed for a short period of time, until money is available for a longer period: bridge fund/finance/financing A group of loyal donors pledged a bridge fund of $20 million to the orchestra.
(Definition of bridge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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