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English definition of “tunnel”

tunnel

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