tunnel

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noun
ADJECTIVE
long, short
narrow, wide
dark
winding

the end of the long, winding tunnel

subterranean, underground
connecting, entrance, escape, service
hidden, secret

a vast network of secret underground tunnels

rail, railroad (AmE), railway (BrE), road, subway (AmE), tube (BrE)
sewer
wind

a wind tunnel for aerodynamic experiments

VERB + TUNNEL
go through, use
disappear into, enter, go into

The train disappeared into a tunnel.

come out of, leave
bore, build, construct, dig, drill, excavate, make

They've built a new tunnel through the mountain.

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

TUNNEL + VERB
run

A service tunnel runs between the two buildings.

lead

a tunnel leading into the hill

connect

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

open out, open up

The tunnel opened out into a large cavern.

TUNNEL + NOUN
entrance, floor, mouth, roof, wall
system

the tunnel system below the building

PREPOSITION
through a/the tunnel
PHRASES
a labyrinth of tunnels, a maze of tunnels, a network of tunnels, a series of tunnels, a system of tunnels

We got lost in the maze of tunnels.

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

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

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  • tunnel — [ tynɛl ] n. m. • 1825 à propos de l Angleterre; angl. tunnel, du fr. tonnelle (XVIe) « longue voûte en berceau » 1 ♦ Galerie souterraine destinée au passage d une voie de communication (sous un cours d eau, un bras de mer; à travers une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tunnel [1] — Tunnel, künstlich hergestellter Hohlraum von größerem, verschiedenartig gestaltetem röhrenförmigem Querschnitte, der unter der Erdoberfläche oder unter Gewässern, horizontal oder geneigt in gerader Linie oder in Krümmungen angelegt, zur freien,… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Tunnel [3] — Tunnel, erweiterter Ausdruck nicht nur für ein, im rein bergmännischen Ausbau durch ragende Hindernisse oder unter der Erd(Wasser )oberfläche errichtetes röhrenförmiges Bauwerk, sondern auch für ein solches, das offen, von Tag aus oder nach… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, n. [F. tonnelle a semicircular, wagon headed vault, a tunnel net, an arbor, OF. also tonnel; dim. of tonne a tun; so named from its resemblance to a tun in shape. See {Ton}.] 1. A vessel with a broad mouth at one end, a pipe or tube at… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel — (engl., »Trichter, Röhre«, v. altfranz. tonnel, Tonne; hierzu die Tafel »Tunnelbau« mit Text), ein wesentlich wagerechter Gang (Stollen) von solchen Abmessungen, daß ein Verkehrsweg (Straße, Schiffahrtkanal, Eisenbahn) durch das Erdinnere geführt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tunneled}or {Tunnelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tunneling} or {Tunnelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a tunnel, or funnel, or to form like a tunnel; as, to tunnel fibrous plants into nests. Derham. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel 1 — (6,330m), is a tunnel under construction situated in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The tunnel is located on the road that connects Tobiagrande with Puerto Salgar. Up ahead the road connects with another tunnel that is named Tunnel 11… …   Wikipedia

  • Tunnel — Sm std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. tunnel, dieses aus afrz. tonnel Tonnengewölbe, Faß , aus gall. tunna.    Ebenso nndl. tunnel, ne. tunnel, nfrz. tunnel, nschw. tunnel, nnorw. tunnel; Tonne. ✎ Krüger (1979), 451; DF 5 (1981), 528… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • tunnel — [tun′əl] n. [ME tonel, a net with wide opening and narrow end < MFr tonnelle, arbor, semicircular vault < OFr tonnel, dim. of tonne, TUN] 1. Obs. a) a flue b) a funnel 2. a passageway, as through a mountain or under a body of water, as for… …   English World dictionary

  • Tunnel — Tun nel, v. i. To make a tunnel; as, to tunnel under a river. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tunnel — »unter der Erde angelegter, durch einen Berg führender Verkehrsweg«: Das Wort wurde im 19. Jh. aus engl. tunnel »unterirdischer Gang, Stollen; Tunnel« entlehnt, das seinerseits aus afrz. tonnel (= frz. tonnelle) »Tonnengewölbe; Fass« stammt. Dies …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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