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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.
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tunnelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʌn.əl/ 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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tunnelverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈtʌn.əl/ 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   /ˈtʌn.əl.ər/ us   /ˈtʌn.əl.ɚ/
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Translations of “tunnel”
in Korean 터널…
in Arabic نَفَق…
in Malaysian terowong…
in French tunnel…
in Russian тоннель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隧道, 地道, 坑道…
in Italian galleria, tunnel…
in Turkish tünel…
in Polish tunel…
in Spanish túnel…
in Vietnamese đường hầm…
in Portuguese túnel…
in Thai อุโมงค์…
in German der Tunnel…
in Catalan túnel…
in Japanese トンネル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隧道, 地道, 坑道…
in Indonesian terowongan…
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