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bridge
British English: /brɪdʒ/
American English: /brɪdʒ/

Translation of bridge in French:

noun

  • 1 (Construction)
    pont (m) (over sur) (across au-dessus de)
  • 2 [figurative] (link) to build bridges
    établir des relations (between entre)
  • 3 (intermediate stage) (transitional)
    passerelle (f) (between entre)
    (springboard) tremplin (m) (to vers)
    a bridge between school and university
    une passerelle entre l'école et l'université
    a bridge to a new career
    un tremplin vers une nouvelle carrière

transitive verb

  • 1 [literal]
    construire un pont sur (river)
  • 2 [figurative]to bridge the gap between two countries/adversaries
    effectuer un rapprochement entre or rapprocher deux pays/adversaires
    to bridge the gap between the two lifestyles/levels
    réduire l'écart entre les deux modes de vie/niveaux
    a snack bridges the gap between lunch and dinner
    un goûter comble l'attente entre le déjeuner et le dîner
    to bridge a gap in [something]
    combler un vide dans (conversation)
    combler un trou dans (budget)
    combler une lacune dans (knowledge)
  • 3 (span)
    enjamber (two eras)
    se maintenir tout au long de (several periods)

Idioms

a lot of water has flowed under the bridge

beaucoup d'eau a coulé sous les ponts

it's all water under the bridge

c'est du passé

don't cross your bridges before you come to them

[proverb]
chaque chose en son temps [proverb]

we'll cross that bridge when we come to it

on s'occupera de ce problème en temps voulu

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