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Tunnel (according to Farlex) not to be mistaken for other definitions)


Noun 1. tunnel - a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)tunnel a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars); “the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection”

auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; “he needs a car to get to work”
 
catacomb an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
 
passageway a passage between rooms or between buildings
 
railroad tunnel a tunnel through which the railroad track runs
 
shaft a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
 
underpass, subway an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway
  2. tunnel - a hole made by an animal, usually for sheltertunnel a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

hollow, hole a depression hollowed out of solid matter
 
rabbit warren, warren a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
Verb 1. tunnel - move through by or as by diggingtunnel move through by or as by digging; “burrow through the forest”

cut into, delve, dig, turn over turn up, loosen, or remove earth; “Dig we must”; “turn over the soil for aeration”
  2. tunnel - force a way throughtunnel force a way through                  

penetrate, perforate pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; “The bullet penetrated her chest”
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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