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tunnelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʌn·əl/
a long passage under or through the earth, esp. one made for vehicles: The train entered the tunnel.

tunnelverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈtʌn·əl/ (-l-, -ll-)
to dig a tunnel: [I] Earthworms digest organic matter as they tunnel. [T] The people trapped in the collapsed building had to tunnel their way out.
Translations of “tunnel”
in Arabic نَفَق…
in Korean 터널…
in Malaysian terowong…
in French tunnel…
in Turkish tünel…
in Italian galleria, tunnel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隧道, 地道, 坑道…
in Russian тоннель…
in Polish tunel…
in Vietnamese đường hầm…
in Spanish túnel…
in Portuguese túnel…
in Thai อุโมงค์…
in German der Tunnel…
in Catalan túnel…
in Japanese トンネル…
in Indonesian terowongan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隧道, 地道, 坑道…
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