feminine noun
1. (animal) 
a. leech 
Ten cuidado cuando salgas al lago; está lleno de sanguijuelas.Be careful when you go out on the lake; it's full of leeches.
2. (colloquial) (figurative) (person who sponges off others) 
a. leech (figurative) 
Los empresarios que emplean niños en sus fábricas son unas verdaderas sanguijuelas.Businessmen who employ children in their factories are nothing but leeches.
b. bloodsucker (colloquial) (figurative) 
Ese tipo es una sanguijuela manipuladora y egoísta; olvídate de él.That guy is a manipulative, selfish bloodsucker; forget him.
1. (también fig) 
a. leech 
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