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fleece

noun [C/U]  /flis/ us  

fleece noun [C/U] (SHEEP)

the wool of a sheep, or a soft, artificial material that looks like wool: [C] Polyester fleeces are especially popular to provide warmth in coats.

fleece

verb [T]  /flis/ us  

fleece verb [T] (CHEAT)

to charge too much money or cheat someone: He was fleecing investors by setting up bogus companies and then manipulating the price of their stocks.
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