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bloodsucker

1. Someone who preys (monetarily) upon a person or people through deceitful means, as through extortion or by means of a con. That insurance salesmen ended up being a total bloodsucker. He signed me up for coverage that I can't use, and it has cost me a fortune!
2. One who depends upon the generosity or resources of another person in a parasitic manner. Your friend seems like a bit of a bloodsucker. He kept asking everyone to pay for his drinks all night long.
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Encounters with the bloodsuckers used to be extremely rare, but according to the National Pest Management Association, bed bug-related calls have jumped fifty-fold in the last few years.
BLADE II (Five, Thur, 9pm) WESLEY Snipes returns as the half-vampire swordsman and this time he has to team up with his lifelong foes if he hopes to stand a chance of defeating a mutant strain of the bloodsuckers.
IT was only a matter of time before the Con-Dem bloodsuckers turned their attention to considering a reduction in the minimum wage.
ITV2, 9pm The attractive bloodsuckers - we're calling them glampires - returns with Elena realising she has vampire blood in her body and has two awful choices: start the painful transformation to join them, or remain human and properly dead.
It's sheer animal magnetism but who will you be howling for in the battle between the bloodsuckers and the weres?
I hope now, with more vulnerable people, we finally see some decisive action and the sharks and bloodsuckers are reeled in.
When a host of bloodsuckers arrives in town, they are unimpressed that Edward is involved with a human, and Bella's life is placed in serious jeopardy.
But the tiny, nocturnal bloodsuckers about the size and color of an apple seed and known best from a children's bedtime rhyme, are quietly creeping back into modern times, creating a buzz in pest control circles locally and nationwide.
This is because he has denounced white people as 'devils', described Hitler as a great man and branded Jews as bloodsuckers.
Out of almost 1,000 species of bats, only three are considered bloodsuckers, or vampire bats.
Gingerly, he places the bloodsuckers one by one on her back, where the hungry creatures, enticed by the sugar, extract more than a liter of blood.
Determined to eradicate this grave threat to mankind's survival, the humans wage all-out war against the bloodsuckers and the werewolves.
DAYBREAKERS Ethan Hawke, Sam Neil and Willem Dafoe star in a vampire romp set in a future where unspecified viruses have turned almost all of the population into bloodsuckers.
As the moon rises, members of the Night Watch begin their surveillance of the bloodsuckers and shape-shifting creatures, who commit unspeakable crimes in the dark.
These little flying bloodsuckers can breed in as little as two tablespoons of water, and besides leaving a bite that itches for days, they can spread diseases such as the West Nile virus.