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"fleece" in British English

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fleecenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /fliːs/

fleeceverb [T]

uk   us   /fliːs/ informal
to take someone's ​moneydishonestly, by ​charging too much ​money or by ​cheating them: That ​restaurant really fleeced us!
(Definition of fleece from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fleece" in American English

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fleecenoun [C/U]

 us   /flis/
  • fleece noun [C/U] (SHEEP)

the ​wool of a ​sheep, or a ​soft, ​artificialmaterial that ​looks like ​wool: [C] Polyester fleeces are ​especiallypopular to ​provide warmth in ​coats.

fleeceverb [T]

 us   /flis/
  • fleece verb [T] (CHEAT)

to ​charge too much ​money or ​cheat someone: He was fleecing ​investors by setting up ​boguscompanies and then ​manipulating the ​price of ​theirstocks.
(Definition of fleece from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fleece" in Business English

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fleeceverb [T]

uk   us   /fliːs/ informal
to take someone's ​money dishonestly, by ​charging too much ​money or by ​cheating them: They are fleecing their ​customers with ​poorvalueproducts.fleece sb out of sth A man was convicted for using ​bogus web ​pages to fleece Americans out of $500,000.
(Definition of fleece from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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