leechlike leechlike


  • (adj) of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another



  • We no longer must put up with the leechlike telephone salesmen and solicitors.


  1. In a recent interview, Fforde said he loves hooking such seemingly disparate ideas together: "If something amuses or grabs my attention then I try to attach it leechlike to the story and ...... let it grow."
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Jasper Fforde Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The Babel fish is small, yellow and leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe," Adams wrote. "It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental...
    on Oct 9, 2006 By: Douglas Adams Source: Wired News

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