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build bridges

Definition of build bridges in English:

Promote friendly relations between groups: the challenge for all politicians now is to build bridges between communities
More example sentences
  • No doubt both neighbours are making efforts to build bridges.
  • Common interest groups, involving intergroup contact, should be central to Government policy to build bridges between divided communities.
  • Prior to Cancun, the antiwar movement had already begun to build bridges with antiglobalization groups.
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