build a bridge

idiom

: to establish a relationship (as to foster understanding and appreciation of cultural differences)
They hope to build a bridge between the two cultures.

Examples of build a bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pei says Nothing’s job is to build a bridge from the current systems to the next ones. David Pierce, The Verge, 5 June 2024 The federal government awarded the Texas Transportation Department $17.2 million in June 2023 to build a bridge over the tracks near Bonds Ranch Road and U.S. 287. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 13 May 2024 To say that bike lanes should wait until there are sufficient numbers of riders asking for it is akin to waiting to build a bridge until a number of folks drive into the river. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 14 Feb. 2024 In the final scenes of the play, Tony and Aoife have passed away and Rosemary struggles to build a bridge between herself and the flighty, noncommittal Anthony. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Jan. 2024 The team will now attempt to modify Stern and Gerlach’s century-old setup to probe the nature of gravity — and perhaps build a bridge between the two pillars of modern physics. Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 6 Dec. 2023 Non-Scripted Entertainment A Ponte – The Bridge Brasil Warner Bros. Discovery / Endemol Shine Brasil Brazil 12 participants isolated in the wilderness have 20 days to get to know each other and build a bridge that will take them to a treasure that awaits on the other side of a river. William Earl, Variety, 21 Nov. 2023 The Interstate Bridge team must build a bridge that allows ships to pass under it, as well as products manufactured by several local companies located upstream. oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 My job is to build a bridge between my work and someone who may not be trained in the sciences. Stuart Miller, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2023

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“Build a bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/build%20a%20bridge. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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