Meaning of TUNNEL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tʌn(ə)l ]

( tunnels, tunnelling, tunnelled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: in AM, use 'tunneling', 'tunneled'


A tunnel is a long passage which has been made under the ground, usually through a hill or under the sea.

...two new railway tunnels through the Alps.

N-COUNT : oft supp N


To tunnel somewhere means to make a tunnel there.

The rebels tunnelled out of a maximum security jail...

VERB : V prep / adv


see also wind tunnel

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