channel in

channel (something) in(to) (something)

1. To force something, usually a liquid, to travel into something through a channel. We had to channel water in from the river after our pipes burst.
2. To allocate or give resources, such as money or time, to a particular venture or goal. How much money do you think the company would be willing to channel into this initiative?
3. To direct or release something, often energy or an emotion, into something else. With all the red paint, I'm not surprised to hear that the artist channeled a lot of anger into this piece. You need to channel your frustration into something positive. Come on a run with me.
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channel something in

 (to something)
1. Lit. to divert water or other liquid through a channel into something. The farmer channeled the irrigation water into the field.
2. Fig. to divert something, such as energy, money, effort, into something. The government channeled a great deal of money into rebuilding the inner part of the city. I can't channel any more of our workforce into this project.
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References in classic literature ?
The last of a strong ebb was running out in channel in the teeth of an ocean breeze of forty miles an hour.
STUDENT CAUSED AN UPROAR ON CAMPUS BY APPEARING on the college's student-run, closed-circuit TV channel in blackface.
Additionally, FOX News also operates FOX News Channel (FNC), the number one cable news channel in the United States for more than four years, FOXNews.
The Arkeia Partner JumpStart Program is the first step in this new strategy, and we will continue to invest in the channel in 2006 and beyond.
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We were looking for a solution that lets us measure our online channel in the same way we measure our catalog," said Lillian Vernon, Chief Executive Officer at Lillian Vernon.
Prior to joining Disney Channel in 1997, Sanderson was vice president of Promotion Marketing for FX Networks Inc.