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"fleece" in British English

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fleecenoun [C or U]

uk   /fliːs/ us   /fliːs/

fleeceverb [T]

uk   /fliːs/ us   /fliːs/ informal
to take someone's money dishonestly, 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, artificial material that looks like wool: [C] Polyester fleeces are especially popular 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 bogus companies and then manipulating the price of their stocks.
(Definition of fleece from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fleece" in Business English

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fleeceverb [T]

uk   /fliːs/ us   informal
to take someone's money dishonestly, by charging too much money or by cheating them: They are fleecing their customers with poor value products.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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