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American English: /ˈtənl/
British English: /ˈtʌn(ə)l/

Translation of tunnel in Spanish:


intransitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • abrir or hacer un túnel

transitive verb (British English) -ll-

  • (passage)
    they tunneled their way out of prison
    escaparon de la cárcel abriendo or haciendo un túnel
    Example sentences
    • In recent years, badgers have tunnelled into 52 ancient monuments on Salisbury Plain.
    • Rescuers tunnelled into the wreckage taking great care to prevent further collapses.
    • They look to tunnel through corporate networks through mass emails.

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