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English definition of “funnel”


noun [C]  /ˈfʌn·əl/ us  

funnel noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube with a wide opening at the top, sides that slope inward, and a narrow opening at the bottom, used for pouring liquids or powders into containers that have small openings: Pour the batter through a funnel into hot oil.


verb [I/T]  /ˈfʌn·əl/ (-l-, -ll-) us  

funnel verb [I/T] (MOVE)

to move or be moved through a narrow space, or to put something in a place or use something for a particular purpose: [I] The crowd funneled into the theater. [T] We’ve been funneling our money into renovations.
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