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tunnel

tun·nel

tunnel

 
 
pronunciation:
tuh nl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an underground or underwater passage used by cars, trains, or other vehicles.
We get to the city by going through a tunnel under the river.
similar words:
bore, corridor, gallery, pass, passage, passageway, tube
definition 2: the hole or den of a burrowing animal.
synonyms:
burrow, hole
similar words:
cave, den, hollow, lair
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tunneled, tunneling, tunnels
definition 1: to hollow out under or through something.
A mole tunneled a den for her babies to live in.
synonyms:
bore, burrow
similar words:
cave, cavern, dig, mine, pierce
definition 2: to construct a tunnel or tunnels.
A rabbit has been tunneling in our garden.
similar words:
burrow, dig, excavate, mine
derivations: tunnellike (adj.), tunneler (n.)
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