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Noun
A parasitic person who extorts profit from others
“I got into an argument with my parents again about me being a leech.”
Noun
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
A person who does no useful work and lives off others
Noun
Drain on financial resources
Noun
A person in attendance at a royal court
Noun
A specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon
Noun
Someone who digs or mines for gold
Verb
To depend on financially
Verb
To hunt about, especially for something of nominal value
Verb
To lose (something) in copious quantities
Verb
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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