tunnel

Definition

  • noun: a passage that goes under the ground, through a hill, etc.
  • noun: a hollow conduit or recess
  • verb: to make a tunnel
  • verb: to make or use a tunnel
  • synonyms: funnel, flue, tube

Examples

  • The work on our house has been going on for months, but we're finally starting to see a 'light at the end of the tunnel'.

  • The prisoners tried to 'tunnel' their way out. [=tried to escape by digging a tunnel]

  • His 'tunnel vision' made sensible discussions on political issues nearly impossible.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) ride over and say hello. The King-beyond-the-Wall is your old friend, isn't he? We need to prepare. We've been preparing. We should seal the tunnel. Plug it with rocks and ice. Flood it and let it freeze. - We wouldn't. (..)
    2014 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: Mockingbird Season: 4 Episode 7
  • (..) This castle has stood for thousands of years. The Night's Watch has defended her for thousands of years. And in all those centuries, we have never sealed the tunnel. Have you ever seen a giant, Ser Alliser? The tunnel's gate won't stop them. The bars on those gates (..)
    2014 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: Mockingbird Season: 4 Episode 7
  • (..) the seven levels Of the candy cane forest, Past the sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, And then, I walked through the Lincoln tunnel. Ahh. So, where were you for the last years? The north pole. Can you pass the maple syrup? (..)
    2003 Elf