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American English: /litʃ/
British English: /liːtʃ/

Translation of leech in Spanish:


  • 1 (Zoology) to cling or stick to somebody like a leech
    pegársele a alguien como una lapa [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (person) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • [colloquial]to leech on or upon somebody
    chuparle la sangre a alguien [colloquial]
    to leech on or upon something
    aprovecharse de algo
    Example sentences
    • Those people who operate these servers… are parasites leeching off the creativity of others.
    • The main limitation I see is that society would not work if everyone leeched off it in this way.
    • If you want to leech off someone's Wi-fi to download the update, drive by my house and leech off mine.
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