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English definition of “fleece”

fleece

verb [T] (CHEAT)   /flis/
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.
(Definition of fleece verb (CHEAT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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