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Synonyms for tunnel

Synonyms for tunnel

a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)

a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

move through by or as by digging


force a way through

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He had gone forward but a short distance, when, to his chagrin, a wall of masonry barred his farther progress, closing the tunnel completely from top to bottom and from side to side.
So after Good had rested a while, and we had drunk our fill of the water, which was sweet and fresh, and washed our faces, that needed it sadly, as well as we could, we started from the banks of this African Styx, and began to retrace our steps along the tunnel, Good dripping unpleasantly in front of us.
Slowly, for a long, long while, we stumbled, utterly exhausted, along this new tunnel, Sir Henry now leading the way.
The sun had been setting as he entered the tunnel, and the way had been sufficiently long to assure him that darkness now reigned upon the world without.
Again the horrid cry of the stricken beast reverberated through the rocky tunnel, shocking in its torture-laden shrillness, deafening in its terrific volume.
how dark it was inside, even darker than in the tunnel, and it was really very close quarters
Turning, he trotted quickly back to the outer opening of Numa's tunnel.
We'll have to go back and get some of your big tunnel blasting powder, Tom," suggested Ned.
The floor of the tunnel rose rapidly as I advanced, and a moment later the way came to an abrupt end before a heavy door.
I will direct the pursuit up the next corridor," and with that he gave me a great shove into the dark mouth of the tunnel, at the same time crying out in simulated pain and alarm as he threw himself upon the floor as though I had felled him with a blow.
They rushed into their short new tunnel, and hid themselves at the top end of it, under Mr.
His foot went through the tunnel nearly upon the top of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin, but fortunately he thought that it was some more of Tommy Brock's work.
It will not be long before we gain the entrance of the tunnel.
Aronnax, the Nautilus is going under the waves, and will not return to the surface until we have passed through the Arabian Tunnel.
But I said to myself, "You are in for it now," and, feeling my way along the tunnel, I found the noise of machinery grow louder.