funnel2 past tense and past participle funnelled, present participle funnelling British English, past tense and past participle funneled, present participle funneling American English
1 [intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]
if you funnel something somewhere, or if it funnels there, it goes there by passing through a narrow opening:
Police at the barriers funnelled the crowd into the arena.
Incoming tides funnel up the channel with enormous power.
2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
to send money, information etc from various places to someone [= channel]:
His office funneled millions of dollars in secret contributions to the re-election campaign.