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English noun: tunnel

1. tunnel (artifact) a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

SamplesThe tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection.

Broader (hypernym)passageway

Narrower (hyponym)catacomb, railroad tunnel, subway, underpass

Part holonymshaft

Domain categoryauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

2. tunnel (object) a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter


Broader (hypernym)hole, hollow

Narrower (hyponym)rabbit warren, warren

English verb: tunnel

1. tunnel (motion) move through by or as by digging

SamplesBurrow through the forest.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)cut into, delve, dig, turn over

2. tunnel (contact) force a way through

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

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