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tunnel in Engineering topic

tunneltunnel2 verb (tunnelled, tunnelling British English, tunneled, tunneling American English) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TEDIGto dig a long passage under the groundtunnel into/through/under 🔊 They were tunnelling into the mountainside.tunnel your way under/through etc 🔊 The prisoners tunneled their way under the fence.2 if insects tunnel into something, they make holes in ittunnel into 🔊 The grubs tunnel into the wood.→ See Verb table
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tunnelSpecial drilling equipment is being used to tunnel beneath the sea bed.They had tunnelled down into the plateau, and they had built upwards as far as their materials and construction abilities would allow.Trent rode in first gear, headlight tunnelling into the forest gloom through which the rain bucketed.They may watch the sand shifting as they tunnel their hands into it.After days of digging, the prisoners finally tunnelled their way out of the camp and escaped.worms tunnelling through the mudIt snows throughout the winter in Jozankei, and it gets so deep, the people tunnel under the immovable drifts.tunnel into/through/underThree months later, investigators discovered the start of another tunnel under a trailer used for psychological treatment.In the film Batman Returns a horde of large black bats swarmed through flooded tunnels into downtown Gotham.Trespass can therefore be committed by a person who digs a tunnel under land or who abuses the airspace.A cave brings this psychic tunnel into physical reality.A stationary engine was used for the final haul up the tunnel into St Leonards Goods Yard.Deeper and deeper he dug, following the tunnel into the bank.It snows throughout the winter in Jozankei, and it gets so deep, the people tunnel under the immovable drifts.Since January 1917, engineers had been employed, quietly but persistently, in tunnelling into the ridge.