Definition of bridge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bridge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//brɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bridge
BrE BrE//brɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it bridges
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple bridged
BrE BrE//brɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪdʒd//
 
past participle bridged
BrE BrE//brɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//brɪdʒd//
 
-ing form bridging
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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build/form bridge
  • bridge something to build or form a bridge over something The valley was originally bridged by the Romans. A plank of wood bridged the stream.
  • Word Originverb Old English brycg (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch brug and German Brücke.Idioms
    bridge the gap/gulf/divide (between A and B)
     
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    to reduce or get rid of the differences that exist between two things or groups of people
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bridge