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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


Synonymsburrow


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.


Synonymsburrow


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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