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  1. leech, bloodsucker, hirudinean(noun)

    carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

    hirudinean, sponger, sponge, bloodsucker, parasite

  2. leech, parasite, sponge, sponger(verb)

    a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage

    sponger, parasite, parazoan, hirudinean, sponge, bloodsucker, quick study, poriferan

  3. bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise(verb)

    draw blood

    "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

    hemorrhage, shed blood, run, bleed, phlebotomize, phlebotomise

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    A person who could merely preach but not practise in own life can reach only up to the people who are just parasites and leech.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Choose fulfillment over trophy , don't leech away life always... embrace philanthropy & choose evolution over entropy . Going around is life's nature...let giving be the only culture . Let your giving be maximized , your returns will be optimized and you shall get Mickeymized

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