leech(
lich
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. la sanguijuela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Jimmy realized he was covered in leeches when he emerged from the bog.Jimmy se dio cuenta de que estaba lleno de sanguijuelas cuando salió de la ciénaga.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
(person who takes advantage of others)
a. la sanguijuela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
You can't let a leech like him be your roommate. He'll eat you out of house and home.No puedes dejar que una sanguijuela como él sea tu compañero de apartamento. Te dejará en la ruina.
3. (nautical)
a. la baluma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
When sailing, the leech of the sail is generally curved in the shape of an arc of a circle.Al navegar, la baluma de la vela suele curvarse con forma de arco de circunferencia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to exploit)
a. chupar la sangre a
That cheapskate is always leeching off his friends when they go out to bars.Ese caradura siempre anda chupándoles la sangre a sus amigos cuando salen a tomar algo.
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leech
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (animal)
a. la sanguijuela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to cling to somebody like a leechpegarse a alguien como una lapa
2. (pejorative)
a. el sanguijuela f, chupóptero(a) m
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la sanguijuela f, chupóptero(a) m
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(parasitical person)
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leech [liːtʃ]
noun
sanguijuela (f); also
to stick to sb like a leech pegarse a algn como una lapa (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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