tunnel

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tunnel(
tuh
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nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (underground passage)
a. el túnel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There's a secret tunnel that connects this house with the crypt in the cathedral.Hay un túnel secreto que comunica esta casa con la cripta de la catedral.
2. (mining)
a. la galería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The coal is transported in carts through that tunnel.El carbón se transporta en carritos por esa galería.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to make a tunnel)
a. abrir un túnel
The only way to escape the dungeon will be to tunnel through solid rock.La única manera de escapar del calabozo será abrir un túnel en la roca.
b. construir un túnel
He gradually tunneled over 11 months, and was finally able to escape.Fue construyendo un túnel poco a poco durante 11 meses y finalmente logró escapar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to dig)
a. cavar
We're going to tunnel a passage under the wall to get into the castle.Vamos a cavar un paso por debajo de la muralla para entrar al castillo.
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tunnel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el túnel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a.
tunnel visionestrechez de miras
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
to tunnel one's way out of prisonescapar de la cárcel haciendo un túnel
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. abrir un túnel
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tunnel [ˈtʌnl]
noun
(gen) túnel (m); (Min) galería (f); (underpass) paso (m) subterráneo;
transitive verb
[+one's way, a passage] cavar
they tunnelled their way out escaparon excavando un túnel; a mound tunnelled by rabbits un montículo lleno de madrigueras de conejo; shelters tunnelled out in the hillsides refugios (m) horadados en las colinas
intransitive verb
construir un túnel; [+animal] excavar una madriguera
they tunnel into the hill construyen un túnel bajo la colina; to tunnel down into the earth perforar un túnel en la tierra; the rabbits tunnel under the fence los conejos hacen madrigueras que pasan debajo de la valla
modifier
tunnel vision (n) visión (f) periférica restringida; estrechez (f) de miras
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