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Definition of wool noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the soft, fine hair that covers the body of sheep, goats, and some other animals
  2. 2long, thick thread made from animal's wool, used for knitting a ball of wool
  3. 3cloth made from animal's wool, used for making clothes, etc. This scarf is 100% wool. pure new wool a wool blanket see also dyed in the wool, lambswool, steel wool
  4. Idioms
    pull the wool over somebody's eyes (informal)
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    to try to trick someone; to hide your real actions or intentions from someone
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