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Definition of funnel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, uncountable]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they funnel
    he / she / it funnels
    past simple funneled ()funnelled
    -ing form funneling ()funnelling
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  1. 1to move or make something move through a narrow space, or as if through a funnel (+ adv./prep.) Wind was funneling through the gorge. funnel something (+ adv./prep.) Huge pipes funnel the water down the mountainside. Barricades funneled the crowds toward the square.
  2. 2(figurative) Some $10 million in aid was funneled into the country through government agencies.
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