Definition of 'funnel'
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The money was allegedly funnelled through a consulting firm to make it appear a legal, charitable project. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Each astronaut is given a tube and funnel for liquid waste. The Sun (2015)Oil is being funnelled to a ship on the surface where it is stored. The Sun (2010)Much of its profit is funnelled into charities set up by the founding family. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So secret routes to funnel cash to these funds had to be established. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All spare cash was funnelled towards ensuring that he could get to competitions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was fronting bank accounts into which he illegally funnelled millions to hide from other regulators chasing him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The documents will show how much public money is being funnelled to local parties and unions under leasing arrangements for constituency offices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many funnel their cash home through property investments in India. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why should it not scoop up patient charges and government money, then funnel them into tax avoidance schemes? Times, Sunday Times (2015)From the caravan window you will see the peaks of the hills over the trees shielding the site from the winds that funnel down the valley. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A sudden descent might be prompted by a sighting of an enemy aircraft, or a glimpse of funnel smoke. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Labour will announce its tax avoidance policy today, which will include closing loopholes used by hedge funds and companies to funnel profits offshore and avoid stamp duty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That money is funnelled back into welfare projects to help the poor, who are the mainstay of the socialist government's support. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Around 4,000 barrels a day are still spewing into the sea, despite an attempted fix using a tube to funnel oil to the surface. The Sun (2010)A lender can decide to funnel their money into just one company, but it is less risky for their cash to be divided up between various borrowers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'funnel'
British English: funnel /ˈfʌnl/ NOUN
A funnel is an object with a wide top and a tube at the bottom, which is used to pour substances into a container.
Rain falls through the funnel into the jar below.
- American English: funnel
- Arabic: قُمْع
- Brazilian Portuguese: funil
- Chinese: 漏斗
- Croatian: lijevak
- Czech: trychtýř
- Danish: tragt
- Dutch: trechter
- European Spanish: embudo
- Finnish: suppilo
- French: entonnoir
- German: Trichter
- Greek: χωνί
- Italian: imbuto
- Japanese: じょうご
- Korean: 깔때기
- Norwegian: trakt
- Polish: lej
- European Portuguese: funil
- Romanian: pâlnie
- Russian: воронка
- Spanish: embudo de diversiones
- Swedish: tratt
- Thai: กรวย
- Turkish: huni
- Ukrainian: лійка
- Vietnamese: phễu
British English: funnel VERB
If something funnels somewhere or is funnelled there, it is directed through a narrow space.
The winds came from the north, across the plains, funnelling down the valley.
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