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Difference between Leach and Leech

Leach, a verb, means to empty, drain, or remove.

  • The contaminated water leached into the neighborhood soil.

Leech, a noun, refers to a bloodsucking worm or a person who will pillage from another.

  • Leeches are usually found in cool fresh water, rivers, and ponds.
  • We discovered a few people leeching off our wireless Internet.