build a bridge


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 And Poles was asked to explain why, in his view, the sides couldn’t build a bridge toward a compromise. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 1 Sep. 2022 While the distance from Washington state to Anchorage isn’t quite as far, the Seattle Seawolves professional rugby team is hoping to build a bridge to Alaska. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 8 July 2022 In fact, the Russians had to build a bridge to Crimea just to resupply it. ABC News, 24 Apr. 2022 The tug of war between Fort Lauderdale and Broward County over whether to build a bridge or tunnel for commuter rail might kill plans for a joint government center with a $600 million price tag. Susannah Bryan,, 27 Jan. 2022 To deal with their grief the LeNail family has spearheaded an initiative to build a bridge over the rocky spot where their son died in hopes of preventing other deaths. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 July 2021 School administrators are also encouraged to build a bridge of understanding with the administration of the Orange Glen High School. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, 2 July 2021 Consider a hybrid model that can build a bridge from being fully remote to being in person. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Build a bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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