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verb funnel pronunciation in American English /ˈfʌn(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfunnel
he/she/itfunnels
present participlefunneling or funnelling
past tensefunneled or funnelled
past participlefunneled or funnelled

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to move, or make something move, from one place to another through a narrow tube, pipe, or passage

    Underwater hoses funnel water from the reservoir to a purification plant.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to supply money or goods to a person or organization, not directly but by using another person, organization, or system

    Congress has funneled over $1.5 million to local businesses through the Economic Development Program.

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