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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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GET your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose - or so say villagers in a tiny western Serbian hamlet.
Once again, the tale of Edward and Bella's bloodsucking romance will please fans of the books - and leave everyone who isn't a teenage girl feeling both old and alienated.
She's a human, remember, with a vampire boyfriend, the bloodsucking Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson).
Director David Slade cranks up the tension between suitors Edward and Jacob against a backdrop of impending civil war between rival bloodsucking factions.
He renounced the church after a research trip to Nazareth left him disillusioned, "I was always a bit of an outsider, but then I swapped advertising - a bloodsucking career - for a bloodsucking lifestyle.
It's the teens who go nuts for this bloodsucking malarkey, after all.
Together with his secret lover - the daughter of vampire king Viktor - Lucian raises an army worthy of taking on the bloodsucking legions, beginning a centuries-long conflict.
It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said.
Bloodsucking Fiends is the unabridged audiobook rendition a dark, gritty vampire story with a wicked sense of humor.
Fisher's nerves of steel would be the envy of any reality-show contestant: When a bloodsucking leech slithered up his nose and lodged in his nostril, "I just waited until it had finished feeding, and then blew it out," he says.
THE French have earned my respect for freeing themselves from the clutches of the bloodsucking interference of the EU; I just hope that we British will learn the lesson.
United by a common goal, Van Helsing and Anna set out to vanquish their bloodsucking prey, encountering Frankenstein's Monster (Hensley), Igor (O'Connor) and the Wolf Man (Kemp) along the way.
Assisted by bumbling friar Carl (Wenham), Van Helsing travels through Eastern Europe to the shadowy world of Transylvania, where the locals live in perpetual fear of the Count and his three bloodsucking brides (Anaya, Colloca, Maran).
People possess an apyrase similar to the ones in bloodsucking insects, but it normally degrades compounds other than ADP.
Leeches are bloodsucking relatives of the earthworm and at one time were widely used to draw blood from patients suffering from almost any ailment.