Meaning of TUNNEL in English

TUNNEL

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ long , short

▪ narrow , wide

▪ dark

▪ winding

the end of the long, winding ~

▪ subterranean , underground

▪ connecting , entrance , escape , service

▪ hidden , secret

a vast network of secret underground ~s

▪ rail , railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE ), road , subway ( AmE ), tube ( BrE )

▪ sewer

▪ wind

a wind ~ for aerodynamic experiments

VERB + TUNNEL

▪ go through , use

▪ disappear into , enter , go into

The train disappeared into a ~.

▪ come out of , leave

▪ bore , build , construct , dig , drill , excavate , make

They've built a new ~ through the mountain.

The initial section of ~ had to be dug by hand.

TUNNEL + VERB

▪ run

A service ~ runs between the two buildings.

▪ lead

a ~ leading into the hill

▪ connect

Adriana hid in the ~ connecting the house with the stables.

▪ open out , open up

The ~ opened out into a large cavern.

TUNNEL + NOUN

▪ entrance , floor , mouth , roof , wall

▪ system

the ~ system below the building

PREPOSITION

▪ through a/the ~

PHRASES

▪ a labyrinth of ~s , a maze of ~s , a network of ~s , a series of ~s , a system of ~s

We got lost in the maze of ~s.

The badger sett had twelve entrances to what must have been a labyrinth of ~s.

II.

verb

Tunnel is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ mole

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .