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leech1 British & World English

An aquatic or terrestrial annelid worm with suckers at both ends. Many species are bloodsucking parasites, especially of vertebrates, and others are predators

leech2 British & World English

A doctor or healer

leech3 British & World English

The after or leeward edge of a fore-and-aft sail, the leeward edge of a spinnaker, or a vertical edge of a square sail

leech English Thesaurus

the smug faces of leeches feeding off the hard-working majority

like a leech British & World English

Very closely and persistently

medicinal leech British & World English

A large European leech formerly used in medicine for bloodletting. After biting it secretes an anticoagulant to ensure the flow of blood

like a leech in leech1 British & World English

Very closely and persistently

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