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Synonyms for leech

Synonyms for leech

one who depends on another for support without reciprocating

to take advantage of the generosity of others

Synonyms for leech

carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

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Leech says there isn't a ton of research on this food but notes that are very beneficial for weight loss.
In developed countries, leech applications are often, and perhaps unfairly, associated with quackery, like the once popular practice of bleeding patients.
Leech characterized as "a terrific pounding," giving investors "the opportunity to rebound from depressed levels.
Tan (whose novels include The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement) swiftly supplied a vivid description of her feelings about a Zoologica Scripta paper posted online in January naming a small, bloodsucking leech in her honor.
An inquest at Huddersfield Magistrates' Court found that Brighouse man Mr Leech, who lived on Huddersfield Road with his partner Sally Smith and daughter and son, had removed the prop shaft centre bearing from the car while working underneath it to try to better the suspension.
After demobbing from the army, Mr Leech studied engineering at Cambridge University, graduating in 1951.
Mr Leech, 44, a police sergeant who had worked in the firearms unit, was gunned down by an unknown assailant after he drove into a compound run by US charity The Carter Centre.
And, for an audience of one, Leech seals his adroitness with an impish take on the posh English tones of "Downton Abbey'' creator and writer Julian Fellowes.
It took Chris Stockton's side 20 minutes to break the deadlock through a fine finish from Ashley McCabe, which they increased via Ross Leech and Lewis Lister.
A BACKPACKER brought an unwanted souvenir home from Vietnam - a three-inch leech wedged up her nose.
If the scientists find DNA from an animal, they know the leech fed on that animal.
Jailing Stuart Leech for three years and two months, a judge told him that when a grown man assaults a baby, his culpability is ''off the scale'.
But the largest leech in freshwater is Haemopis marmorata.
Animals reared near ponds and lakes are predisposed to leech infestation which normally attach to nostrils, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, rectum and bladder.
Objective: To assess the common mode of presentation and sites of lodgment in cases of nasal leech infestation.