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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A parasitic flat worm that sucks blood from animals. Also: A person who sponges off of another.

Usage examples (35)
  • She found a leech on her leg after crossing the river in the jungle.
  • He saps their intelligence from them like a brain leech.
  • Some ran to call a leech; and some ran to lift the slain;
  • Rustem exerted every muscle to shake off his opponent; but the leech was the stronger, for the for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "leech" which is a flesh-eating worm, is "leach" which means to cause a liquid to filter down through some material in order to clean it of undesirable substances.
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