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Noun
Plural for a parasitic person who extorts profit from others
“I got into an argument with my parents again about me being a leech.”
Noun
Plural for one who uses obsequious compliments to gain self-serving favor or advantage from another
“He's a corporate leech who's not beyond using a little groveling to ingratiate himself with someone who can advance his career.”
Noun
Plural for a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon
Verb
To live off the generosity or hospitality of others
Verb
To ooze or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
Verb
To depend on, financially or for one's livelihood
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