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verb [transitive] channel pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃæn(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlechannelling
past tensechannelled
past participlechannelled
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  1. 1
    to use money or supplies for a particular purpose
    channel something into something: The company has channelled £1.2 million into developing new products.
  2. 2
    to use your energy, ability, feelings, or ideas for a particular purpose
    channel something into something: She channelled all her energies into her career.
  3. 3
    to make something follow a particular system
    channel something through something: All information on courses is channelled through the admissions office.
    All the company’s sales are channelled through outside distributors.
  4. 4
    [usually passive] to send something such as water along a passage
    channel something into/to something: Water is channelled into the lakes from the canals.


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