English - Vietnamese Dictionary
tunnel /'tʌnl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (ngành mỏ) đường hầm nằm ngang
- động từ
- đào đường hầm xuyên qua
- to tunnel a hill: đào đường hầm xuyên qua một quả đồi
+a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
+a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter
+move through by or as by digging
+force a way through
Advanced English Dictionary
1 shaft, subway, (underground) passage(way), underpass; burrow, hole; Channel Tunnel, Colloq Chunnel:
The cat got out through this tunnel.
2 burrow, dig, hole, excavate, penetrate, mine:
The prisoners tunnelled under the wall and escaped.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a passage built underground, for example to allow a road or railway/railroad to go through a hill, under a river, etc: a railway / railroad tunnel + the Channel Tunnel
See also - WIND TUNNEL
2 an underground passage made by an animal
Idioms see LIGHT n.
+ verb (-ll-, AmE also -l-) [+adv./prep.] to dig a tunnel under or through the ground: [V] The engineers had to tunnel through solid rock. + [VN] The rescuers tunnelled their way in to the trapped miners.
long, short | narrow, wide | dark | subterranean, underground | connecting, entrance, escape, service | rail, railway, road | wind
a wind tunnel for aerodynamic experiments
VERB + TUNNEL
go through, use | disappear into, enter, go into
The train disappeared into a tunnel.
| come out of | bore, build, construct, dig, excavate
They've built a new tunnel through the mountain. The initial section of tunnel had to be dug by hand.
TUNNEL + VERB
A service tunnel runs between the two buildings.
TUNNEL + NOUN
mouth, roof, wall
through a/the ~
a labyrinth/maze/network/system of tunnels
The badger sett had twelve entrances to what must have been a labyrinth of tunnels.
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