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fleece

fleece

 
pronunciation:
flis
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the wool of a sheep or other animal, esp. the total yield of wool at one shearing.
She expertly cut away the fleece of each sheep.The sheep looked thin and somewhat comical without its fleece.
 
definition 2: the pelt of an animal together with the wool.
The fleeces lay on top of each other in a pile.
definition 3: any soft, wooly mass.
definition 4: fabric with a deep, soft pile.
The jacket is lined with fleece.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fleeced, fleecing
definition 1: to shear the wool from (a sheep or similar animal).
The farmer can't fleece all the sheep without hired help.
definition 2: to cheat (someone) of money or property by fraud; swindle.
He was just another innocent tourist who got fleeced at the airport.
similar words:
bilk, burn, cheat, clip, gyp, skin, swindle
definition 3: to cover or dot with fleece or something resembling fleece.
derivation: fleecer (n.)
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