Translation of leech in Spanish:

leech

Pronunciation: /liːtʃ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] sanguijuela (feminine) to cling o stick to sb like a leech pegársele* a algn como una lapa [colloquial/familiar]
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    • The rhynchobdellids are strictly aquatic leeches that have small, porelike mouths in the oral sucker.
    • While at rest, the medicinal leech lies under large objects on the shoreline, partially out of water.
    • It's a bit of a shame, especially as the leeches used for therapy sessions aren't your average leeches.
    1.2 (person) [colloquial/familiar] sanguijuela (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • These adversaries were leeches, cowards who feed on the weak and helpless.
    • Robby had always known that the business was filled with leeches and liars - confused, timid men and women whose only chance of achieving success was to latch onto someone who had been deemed successful by others.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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