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tunnel

Pronunciation: /ˈtʌnl/

Translation of tunnel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • abrir* or hacer* un túnel

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • [passage] abrir* they tunneled their way out of prison escaparon de la cárcel abriendo or haciendo un túnel

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