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noun [countable] leech pronunciation in British English /liːtʃ/
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singularleech
pluralleeches
  1. 1
    a small soft creature that sticks to the skin of other animals in order to feed on their blood. Leeches were often used in the past as a type of medical treatment.
  2. 2
    someone who tries to get money, food, or other benefits from someone else

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