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funnelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfʌn.əl/
  • funnel noun [C] (TUBE)

an ​object that has a ​wide round ​opening at the ​top, ​slopingsides, and a ​narrowtube at the ​bottom, used for ​pouringliquids or ​powders into ​containers with ​narrownecks: After you ​grind the ​coffee, use a funnel to ​pour it into the ​jar.
  • funnel noun [C] (ON A SHIP/TRAIN)

(US also smokestack) a ​verticalmetalpipe on the ​top of a ​ship or ​steamtrain through which ​smoke comes out

funnelverb

uk   us   /ˈfʌn.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to put something, or to ​travel, through a funnel or something that ​acts like a funnel: The ​wind funnels down these ​narrowstreets. The ​children funnelled along the ​corridor into the ​schoolhall. If you funnel the ​oil into the ​engine, you're less ​likely to ​spill it. [T usually + adv/prep] to ​send something ​directly and ​intentionally: No one ​knows who has been funnelling ​weapons to the ​terrorists.
(Definition of funnel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"funnel" in American English

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funnelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʌn·əl/
  • funnel noun [C] (TUBE)

a ​tube with a ​wideopening at the ​top, ​sides that ​slopeinward, and a ​narrowopening at the ​bottom, used for ​pouringliquids or ​powders into ​containers that have ​smallopenings: Pour the ​batter through a funnel into ​hotoil.

funnelverb [I/T]

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

to move or be moved through a ​narrowspace, or to put something in a ​place or use something for a ​particularpurpose: [I] The ​crowd funneled into the ​theater. [T] We’ve been funneling ​ourmoney into renovations.
(Definition of funnel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “funnel”
in Korean 깔대기…
in Arabic قَمْع…
in Malaysian corong, serombong…
in French entonnoir, cheminée…
in Russian воронка, дымоход, труба…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管子, 漏斗…
in Italian imbuto…
in Turkish huni, (gemi, tren) baca…
in Polish lejek, komin…
in Spanish embudo, chimenea, conducto de humos…
in Vietnamese cái phễu, phần dưới ống khói…
in Portuguese funil…
in Thai กรวย, ปล่องควัน…
in German der Trichter, der Schornstein…
in Catalan embut…
in Japanese じょうご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管子, 漏斗…
in Indonesian corong, cerobong…
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