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leech

noun [C] uk   /liːtʃ/ us  
a type of worm that lives in wet places and fastens itself onto the bodies of humans and animals to feed on their blood disapproving a person who gives attention to someone over a long period in order to get their money or support
Translations of “leech”
in Spanish sanguijuela…
in French sangsue…
in German der Blutegel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水蛭,螞蟥, (指人)吸血鬼,寄生蟲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水蛭,蚂蟥, (指人)吸血鬼,寄生虫…
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