Definition of bridge-building in English:

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bridge-building

Pronunciation: /ˈbrijˌbildiNG/

noun

1The activity of building bridges.
Example sentences
  • Earlier in the day, we learned the unit had placed second in a European bridge-building competition.
  • On Friday, the university plays host to its annual bridge-building competition.
  • These include planting, road-building, and bridge-building, and working in the villages.
1.1The promotion of friendly relations between groups.
Example sentences
  • This will require leadership, compromise and bridge-building.
  • Your work of years of bridge-building can be undone in minutes.
  • I think it may even be a genuine attempt at bridge-building.

Derivatives

bridge-builder

Pronunciation: /ˈbrijˌbildər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The world continues to mourn this man, a torch-bearer of peace and a bridge-builder between faiths.
  • Turkey was in a position to play the role of bridge-builder between the Occidental and Muslim worlds.
  • The future belongs to the bridge-builders, not the wreckers.
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