Translation of tunnel in Spanish:


túnel, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtənl//ˈtʌn(ə)l/


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    (for road, railway, canal) túnel masculine
    (in mine) galería feminine
    (in mine) socavón masculine
    • They are building a road tunnel through the area.
    • I hope the tunnels and more roads will change the situation so I can have a car soon.
    • 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.
    • The Limerick South Ring Road, including the tunnel, will allow traffic to bypass Limerick city by linking the Docks Road with the Ennis Road.
    • As I went into the tunnel at Finchley Road I switched off all the interior lights.
    • A bank of trees here or a cycleway there makes no odds if you're building two major new roads and a massive tunnel.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A tunnel closed and the road was down to two lanes.
    • There are deep gashes in the roads; some are still blocked by landslides and a major road tunnel to the town has collapsed.
    • Local villagers cut a tunnel road through the mountain and named it Guoliang Cave.
    • A Swindon engineering company is taking a lead role in the design of a road tunnel beneath 5,000-year-old Stonehenge.
    • 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.
    • Authorities abroad are increasingly opting for road tunnels.
    • A tunnel has been built leading to the new underground ‘bat hotel’, which has tiered accommodation from which bats can hang.
    • New roads and tunnels have been built and public transport modernised.
    • Drivers must now call the police immediately if their vehicles break down on elevated roads, tunnels and bridges across the Huangpu River.
    • He conceded, however, that the toll might cause people to avoid the tunnel and use local roads instead.
    • Detective Constable Ian Thornton and PC Kim Wandless tracked Wood down to a tunnel under King's Road and he was arrested.

intransitive verb

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    abrir un túnel
    hacer un túnel

transitive verb

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    (passage) abrir
    they tunneled their way out of prison escaparon de la cárcel abriendo / haciendo un túnel