HyperDic: tunnel

English > 4 senses of the word tunnel:
NOUNartifacttunnela passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
objecttunnel, burrowa hole made by an animal, usually for shelter / shelter
VERBmotiontunnel, burrowmove through by or as by digging
contacttunnelforce a way / way through
tunnel > pronunciation
Soundstah'nahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > tunnel: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars).
Example"the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection"
Categorycar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
PartsshaftA long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
NarrowercatacombAn underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
railroad tunnelA tunnel through which the railroad track runs
underpass, subwayAn underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
BroaderpassagewayA passage between rooms or between buildings
Spanishtúneles, túnel
Catalangaleria, túnel
Verbstunnelforce a way / way through
English > tunnel: 4 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA hole made by an animal, usually for shelter / shelter.
Synonymburrow
Narrowerwarren, rabbit warrenA series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
Broaderhole, hollowA depression hollowed out of solid matter
Spanishconejera, madriguera, ratonera
Catalancatau, cau, llodriguera
Verbstunnelmove through by or as by digging
English > tunnel: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove through by or as by digging.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymburrow
Broaderdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
Nounstunnela hole made by an animal, usually for shelter / shelter
English > tunnel: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningForce a way / way through.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Nounstunnela passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

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