Synonyms of tunnel
1 passageDictionary • two new railway tunnels through the Alps
passage • The toilets are up the stairs and along the passage to your right.
passageway • an underground passageway that connects the two buildings
subway • The majority of us feel worried if we walk through a subway.
channel • Oil spilled into the channel following a collision between a tanker and a trawler.
hole • He took a shovel, dug a hole, and buried his possessions.
shaft • old mine shafts
digDictionary • The rebels tunnelled out of a maximum security jail.
dig • Dig a large hole and bang the stake in.
dig your way
burrow • The larvae burrow into cracks in the floor.
bore • Get the special drill bit to bore the correct-size hole.
drill • I drilled five holes at equal distance.
excavate • A team of archaeologists is excavating the site.
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boreIf you bore a hole in something, you make a deep round hole in it using a special tool.
• Get the special drill bit to bore the correct-size hole.
burrowA burrow is a tunnel or hole in the ground that is dug by an animal such as a rabbit.
• a rabbit's burrow
burrowIf an animal burrows into the ground or into a surface, it moves through it by making a tunnel or hole.
• The larvae burrow into cracks in the floor.
Thesaurus for tunnel from the Collins English Thesaurus
an underground passageway, esp one for trains or cars that passes under a mountain, river, or a congested urban area