channel · noun C /ˈtʃæn.əl/Full view
channel (TV)
A2 a television station
Dictionary examples:

a cable/broadcast channel

a music/movie/news/shopping/sports channel

the news on channel 4

She switched/turned to another channel to watch football.

Learner example:

Recently, I'm enjoying that Simpsons c[a]rtoon. I really love it and n[o]w it's on channel fifteen. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Portuguese)

C2 a way of communicating with people or getting something done
Dictionary examples:

a channel of communication

Please make your request through the proper channels.

channel · verb /ˈtʃæn.əl/
C2 to use money or energy for a particular purpose
Dictionary example:

We've channelled all our resources into this project.

Learner example:

In the same way that it shouldn't take the place of more important matters, there shouldn't be so much money channelled into it, especially when we want to see it as sport rather than business, and when there are so many other much fairer ends for that money. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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