funnel ( funnels plural & 3rd person present) ( funnelling present participle) ( funnelled past tense & past participle )
in AM, use funneling, funneled
1 n-count A funnel is an object with a wide, circular top and a narrow short tube at the bottom. Funnels are used to pour liquids into containers which have a small opening, for example bottles.
2 n-count A funnel is a metal chimney on a ship or railway engine powered by steam.
...a merchantman with three masts and two funnels.
3 n-count You can describe as a funnel something that is narrow, or narrow at one end, through which a substance flows and is directed.
These fires create convection funnels, and throw a lot of particles into the upper atmosphere.
4 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... V adv/prep
High tides in the North Sea were funnelled down into the English Channel by a storm. be V-ed adv/prep, Also V n adv/prep
5 verb If you funnel money, goods, or information from one place or group to another, you cause it to be sent there as it becomes available.
Its Global Programme on AIDS funnelled money from donors to governments... V n prep/adv
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vb channel, conduct, convey, direct, filter, move, pass, pour
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