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leechnoun [C]

 us   /litʃ/
a ​fatworm that ​lives in ​wetplaces and ​fastens itself onto the ​bodies of humans and ​animals to ​sucktheirblood disapproving A leech is also a ​person who gets ​money or ​support from someone, giving little or nothing in ​return.
(Definition of leech from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leech”
in Spanish sanguijuela…
in Vietnamese con đỉa…
in Malaysian pacat…
in Thai ปลิง…
in French sangsue…
in German der Blutegel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水蛭,蚂蟥, (指人)吸血鬼,寄生虫…
in Indonesian lintah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水蛭,螞蟥, (指人)吸血鬼,寄生蟲…
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