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noun     bridge pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a road, railroad, or path that goes over a river, over another road, etc., and the structure that supports it

    Go over the bridge and then turn right.

    We walked across a wooden bridge.

    a railroad bridge

  2. 2
    [countable] 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.

    See also build
  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] the part of a ship from which it is controlled
  4. 4
    [uncountable] a card game, for four players who make two teams
  5. 5
    [countable] [usually singular] the thin part of your nose between your eyes
    1. a.
      the part of a pair of glasses that rests on your nose
  6. 6
    [countable] [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. 7
    [countable] an artificial tooth or group of teeth that is fitted between natural teeth
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  8. 8
    [countable] a narrow piece of land that joins two places
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