Definition of bridge-building in English:

bridge-building

Syllabification: bridge-build·ing

noun

  • 1The activity of building bridges.
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    • 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.
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    • 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

noun
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  • 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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