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tunnel

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtʌn.əl/
B1 a long passage under or through the ground, especially one made by people: The train went into the tunnel.the tunnel the long passage through which football, rugby, etc. players walk to get to the pitch
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tunnel

verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈtʌn.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to dig a tunnel: The decision has not yet been made whether to tunnel under the river or build a bridge over it. The alternative is to tunnel a route through the mountain. He was trapped in a collapsed building but managed to tunnel his way out.
tunneller
noun [C] UK (US tunneler) uk   /r/  us   //
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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