1(for road, railway, canal) túnel masculine(in mine) galería feminine(in mine) socavón masculine
- There are deep gashes in the roads; some are still blocked by landslides and a major road tunnel to the town has collapsed.
- The winning consortium is likely also to take over the running of the Dartford tunnel and road bridge that carries the M25 over the Thames east of London.
- A Swindon engineering company is taking a lead role in the design of a road tunnel beneath 5,000-year-old Stonehenge.
- He conceded, however, that the toll might cause people to avoid the tunnel and use local roads instead.
- Local villagers cut a tunnel road through the mountain and named it Guoliang Cave.
- Authorities abroad are increasingly opting for road tunnels.
- A bank of trees here or a cycleway there makes no odds if you're building two major new roads and a massive tunnel.
- Drivers must now call the police immediately if their vehicles break down on elevated roads, tunnels and bridges across the Huangpu River.
- The Limerick South Ring Road, including the tunnel, will allow traffic to bypass Limerick city by linking the Docks Road with the Ennis Road.
- Detective Constable Ian Thornton and PC Kim Wandless tracked Wood down to a tunnel under King's Road and he was arrested.
- New roads and tunnels have been built and public transport modernised.
- Whilst Alpine road and rail tunnels and the Channel tunnel have made travel between some of Europe's nations easier, physical and cultural barriers remain.
- We have a toll road here that goes through a tunnel under the river.
- Norway is home to the longest and the deepest road tunnels in the world.
- They are building a road tunnel through the area.
- A tunnel has been built leading to the new underground ‘bat hotel’, which has tiered accommodation from which bats can hang.
- As I went into the tunnel at Finchley Road I switched off all the interior lights.
- A tunnel closed and the road was down to two lanes.
- The Faroese also boast some spectacular road tunnels, but they're not so excited about these feats of engineering that they feel obliged to name them after people.
- I hope the tunnels and more roads will change the situation so I can have a car soon.
intransitive verbtunnelled, tunnelling, tunneling, tunneled
1abrir un túnelhacer un túnel
transitive verbtunnelled, tunnelling, tunneling, tunneled
1(passage) abrirthey tunneled their way out of prison — escaparon de la cárcel abriendo / haciendo un túnel
- Marauding badgers are again tunnelling under a pre-school.
- Gophers tunnel through the ground to eat tender bulbs and shoots.
- Electric transport tunnelled underground as well as overground: the first ‘tube’ was built in London in 1887-90.
- The machine for tunnelling the underground section will be imported from either Japan, Germany or the United Kingdom.
- The snow was so thick, he was able to tunnel through it without it collapsing on him until he started clearing the hood.
- In recent years, badgers have tunnelled into 52 ancient monuments on Salisbury Plain.
- Ancient burial sites across Salisbury Plain could soon be fenced off to prevent badgers from tunnelling through the archaeology.
- A tube approximately 24 inches in length is tunneled under the skin into the peritoneum.
- Rescuers tunnelled into the wreckage taking great care to prevent further collapses.
- The catheter is tunneled under the skin and enters a large vein and then is threaded into the superior vena cava.
- Mr Harris revealed that, despite the ban, he had been part of a group that continued tunnelling through an undiscovered route nicknamed George.
- He's got a nice big backyard to roam through, with ivy to tunnel through and a couple of dirt patches to dig in.
- Termites are usually happy to tunnel through a sand-filled tube, but when a layer of sand soaked in catnip oil is present it stops them dead in their tracks.
- A week of tramping for miles underground and sleeping in limestone catacombs tunneled out by sulfuric acid is not everyone's idea of happy camping.
- They look to tunnel through corporate networks through mass emails.
- Mr Hutton had suggested tunnelling through Bradford, but this would prove too costly, especially as Bradford Beck would have to be diverted.
- The weevil's eggs are deposited inside the banana tissue and once hatched, they tunnel through the corm for feeding and growth.
- These grubs create straight, narrow mines as they tunnel into the leaves, followed by larger, brown or yellow blisters as they grow and feed inside the foliage.
- If you tunnel underground and travel in a straight line, you cover less distance.
- The site is dangerous and our concern is that they are not experts in tunnelling and we are genuinely concerned about their safety.