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Definition of funnel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

funnel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they funnel
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnl//
 
he / she / it funnels
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnlz//
 
past simple funnelled
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnld//
 
past participle funnelled
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnld//
 
(especially US English) past simple funneled
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnld//
 
(especially US English) past participle funneled
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnld//
 
-ing form funnelling
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form funneling
BrE BrE//ˈfʌnlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfʌnlɪŋ//
 
 
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(funnelling, funnelled, (especially US English)funneling, funneled) [intransitive, transitive] to move or make something move through a narrow space, or as if through a funnel (+ adv./prep.) Wind was funnelling through the gorge. funnel something (+ adv./prep.) Huge pipes funnel the water down the mountainside. Barricades funnelled the crowds towards the square. (figurative) Some $10 million in aid was funnelled into the country through government agencies. Word Origin late Middle English: apparently via Old French from Provençal fonilh, from late Latin fundibulum, from Latin infundibulum, from infundere, from in- ‘into’ + fundere ‘pour’.
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