Definition of 'tentacle'
Example sentences containing 'tentacle'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Thus the tentacles of an octopus are being compared with the body of a snake. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The drug problem has tentacles that reach into the heart of society. Christianity Today (2000)These are the tentacles of power and influence that have grown through a lifetime in the game. Times, Sunday Times (2009)When fitted, it looks as though an alien has spread its tentacles across your scalp. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its tentacles reach hundreds and thousands of honourable volunteers who have to submit to repetitive checks that are often both offensive and ludicrous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Its tentacles have reached most of the world's telecoms companies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In energy the government 's tentacles extended through electricity and gas into oil and the coal industry. The Global Marketplace (1993)As their cash balances have swollen, companies have begun to spread their tentacles beyond the trading floor. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I felt like an octopus with tentacles in eight different directions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)IT is a revolting crime that is spreading its tentacles across Britain. The Sun (2011)Or rather, a medium-sized pile of long white tentacles tinged with pale green. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For all its suckers, slime and tentacles, preparing octopus is actually quite straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its tentacles now spread across 300 countries and it employs more than 29,000 people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)First, because it creeps out, its tentacles spread. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bank's tentacles reach deep into the new Establishment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Thousands of vehicles are caught in a daily gridlock whose tentacles spread across southeast London and into Kent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Oval in shape, with a transparent float and distinctive crest, the organism has venomous trailing tentacles many yards long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In Liverpool, criminal networks are deeply embedded and run by a number of families whose tentacles spread well beyond the city. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As it spreads its tentacles through space and cyberspace, citizens of the real world should remember: they have a choice. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Trends of 'tentacle'
Used Rarely. tentacle is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'tentacle'
British English: tentacle NOUN
The tentacles of an animal such as an octopus are the long thin parts that are used for feeling and holding things, for getting food, and for moving.
Definition of tentacle from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.