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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 created so that people or vehicles can go through it.
We get to the city by going through a tunnel under the river.The prisoner escaped from the camp through a tunnel that he'd dug.
 
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
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tunnels, tunneling, tunneled
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
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derivations: tunnellike (adj.), tunneler (n.)
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