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1‘the English Channel’
sound, neck, arm, narrows, passage, sea passage, stretch of water, waterway
2‘the clear water from the spring ran down a channel towards the house’
duct, gutter, groove, furrow, rut, conduit, trough, trench, culvert, cut, sluice, spillway, race, ditch, drain, watercourse, waterway, canal
3‘it is hard to find the right channel for extraordinary energy’
use, medium, means of expression, mode of expression, vehicle
release, means of release, release mechanism, safety valve, vent
way of harnessing
course, direction, path, route
4‘a channel of communication’
means, medium, instrument, mechanism, agency, vehicle, route, avenue, course, method, mode
1‘you need to channel out the plaster where the conduit is to go’
hollow out, flute
cut a groove in, make a furrow in
2‘the arches were put up to channel the waters of an underground river’
convey, transmit, transport, conduct, direct, guide, bear, carry, relay, pass on, transfer
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