1. move or distribute from the higher part of something to the lower
funnel down to all members of staff
A funnel is a utensil or tube that is used to transfer liquid or powder into a small opening or container. It is wide at the top and narrows at the bottom. If something 'funnels down' it moved from the top of a hierarchy to the bottom. If something is funnelled down it is directed or channelled in a particular direction.