Definition of 'eel'
Example sentences containing 'eel'
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The club's former cloakroom attendant has been given the crazed grin of a bunny boiler and arms that seem more like distressed eels than human limbs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This has a knock-on effect on the fish and sand eels that feed on them, which in turn affects the survival of seabirds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The smoked eel had faded away and the apple sauce was feeble. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Smoked eel is also available packaged in fillets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The reasons for the sand eel decline are elusive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He drew himself up, his righteousness rippling now like an electric eel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The birds are really after sand eels, the fat silver fish that are all meat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the sand eels have vanished, and so too have the tiny plankton that they eat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is like an eel. The Sun (2011)They have suffered at times from a shortage of sand eels, but luckily their numbers just now seem to be reasonably stable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I especially enjoyed the big yellow eel; its skin resembled leather. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are fish and eels in there: you don't want to open your mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We made it like eels, wet and slippery after a shower '. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)It's a bit like an eel, like a giant muscle going from top to bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We don't get anything like enough potted fish, but better yet was the smoked eel and horseradish sandwich. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is probably because of a problem that is now afflicting many British seabirds - a decline in the number of sand eels in the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another example is that he blames the decline of puffins on warmer temperatures driving the sand eels they prey on farther north in the North Sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Synonyms of 'eel'
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Translations for 'eel'
British English: eel /iːl/ NOUN
An eel is a fish with a long, thin body.
- American English: eel
- Arabic: أنْكَليس
- Brazilian Portuguese: enguia
- Chinese: 鳗
- Croatian: jegulja
- Czech: úhoř
- Danish: ål
- Dutch: paling
- European Spanish: anguila
- Finnish: ankerias
- French: anguille
- German: Aal
- Greek: χέλι
- Italian: anguilla
- Japanese: ウナギ
- Korean: 뱀장어
- Norwegian: ål
- Polish: węgorz
- European Portuguese: enguia
- Romanian: țipar
- Russian: угорь
- Spanish: anguila
- Swedish: ål
- Thai: ปลาไหล
- Turkish: yılan balığı
- Ukrainian: вугор
- Vietnamese: con lươn con vật
Definition of eel from the Collins English Dictionary
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