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To connect disparate people or groups. The senator was working to build bridges between the two parties on the contentious issue. A lingua franca is used to build bridges between people who do not speak the same language.
to increase understanding between different people or groups They wanted to build bridges and believed that an international conference would be the best way to start that process.
to improve relationships between people who are very different or do not like each other (often + between ) A local charity is working to build bridges between different ethnic groups in the area.See build up a head of steam