leech leech  /ˈlitʃ/


  1. (n) carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
  2. (n) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  3. (v) draw blood


  1. For nearly 2,000 years leeches have been used in phlebotomy.
  2. She could still leech the life out of a large audience with her platitudinous speeches; but at diners, schools and community centers she was able to connect one on one.
  3. It puts him into a fragrant, funny picture of Manhattan of the '90s, when birch beer was a dandy drink and if you had a black eye you went to a barber shop and got a leech.


  1. Walleyes still biting in shallow water on Leech Lake

    Finally it looks like the Leech Lake area will get a break in the weather with warmer temperatures this week that have been hard to come by so far this season.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Pilot-Independent

  2. Early native inhabitants of the Leech Lake area program June 18

    The Cass County Historical Society is presenting an educational/historical program on the “Early Inhabitants of the Leech Lake Area.”
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Pilot-Independent

  3. L.A. Producer Leech on "Chrono Dance" and His Favorite Music Tools

    When L.A.-based DJ and producer Brian Foote, aka Leech, isn't busy running three labels or making tracks for bands like Zola Jesus, he is procuring a sound he labels as "chrono dance." While hi...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: SF Weekly Blogs

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  1. In his letter Brady writes: "I request and expect nothing from the vermin here, except a coffin, and am politically force-fed as they can't leech a living from dead bodies."
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Ian Brady Source: Click Liverpool

  2. "Criminals don't contribute to our communities, they leech off them," Kenny MacAskill, the justice secretary, said. "That is why the Scottish government is taking the cash these criminals make off the backs of law-abiding folk and are putting...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: Times Online

  3. Demi Moore, on David Letterman the other night, explained her youthful appearance this way: "I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy ...... we're talking high level blood suckers. They have a little enzyme that...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Demi Moore Source: Edmonton Journal

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