bridge the gap

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bridge the gap

1. Literally, to function as a bridge and connect two points. Don't worry, there are rocks bridging the gap up ahead—we can cross there.
2. To serve as a point of connection between disparate people or groups. I thought Senator Davis was working to bridge the gap between the parties on this controversial issue. A lingua franca is used to bridge the gap between people who do not speak the same language.
3. To alleviate the effects of a shortcoming, usually temporarily. I just need to borrow some money to bridge the gap until I get paid again.
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bridge the gap

 
1. Lit. to make a bridge that reaches across a space. The engineers decided to bridge the gap with a wooden structure.
2. Fig. to do or create something that will serve temporarily. We can bridge the gap with a few temporary employees.
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bridge the ˈgap (between A and B)

(also bridge the ˈgulf (between A and B) less frequent) make it easier to move from one thing to another or for two groups to communicate with each other: The hostel helps to bridge the gap between prison and life on the outside.
See also: bridge, gap
References in classic literature ?
But the anger was soon gone out of me, and when at length Raffles bridged the gap by coming to me, I rose to greet him almost with a shout.
"Working with active real estate players in the New York area market, Mercury's loan bridged the gap that remained after the first mortgage and borrower equity came together," commented Adam S.
The group deposited two gold electrodes onto a glass plate, then bridged the gap between them with short strands of DNA.
After Olson and his coworkers severed a section from the rats' spinal nerves, they bridged the gap with transplanted peripheral nerves.
Infrastructure maturity in advanced data, voice and the Internet have bridged the gaps in global locations, enabling BPO to quickly become a global delivery model.