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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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Along with "True Blood," recent TV bloodsucker sagas include "The Vampire Diaries," "Blood Ties," "Moonlight" and Britain's "Young Dracula" and "Being Human.
Gus tells the person in charge that most people aren't ready to kill the bloodsuckers since they are untrained.
The future bloodsucker here is Prince Vlad III Tepes (Luke Evans), whose peaceful reign in 15th-century Transylvania is threatened when an Ottoman sultan (Dominic Cooper) demands the handover of 1,000 boys, to join his army.
The future bloodsucker here is Prince Vlad III Tepes (Luke Evans), a loving husband and father whose peaceful reign in 15th-century Transylvania is threatened when an Ottoman sultan (Dominic Cooper) demands the handover of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, to join his army.
Researcher James Logan says it's because the person stinks--at least to the bloodsuckers.
We really hate to bother you here - know you're busy - but if you happen to get a break from those bloodsuckers, werewolves and whatnot, we were wondering if you could just take a few minutes to help us with a problem up here in London.
The museum is devoted entirely to tapeworms, bloodsuckers, and other organisms that feed off their hosts.
Just when they identify a new, potentially lethal organism that those bloodsuckers spread, a new one crops up.
The rest of the bloodsuckers just claim to be doing their jobs and blame the Clintons themselves for the holes in their throats.
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.
BYZANTIUM Film4 9PM In a twisted Britcentric spin on the vampire genre, Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan play two bloodsuckers who take up residence in a seaside town.
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?