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noun bridge pronunciation in British English /brɪdʒ/
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singularbridge
pluralbridges
  1. 1
    [countable] a road, railway, 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 railway bridge
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  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 build1
  3. 3
    [countable] [usually singular] the part of a ship from which it is controlled
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  4. 4
    [uncountable] a card game for four players who make two teams
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  5. 8
    [countable] a narrow piece of land that joins two places
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