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Definition of fleece verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fleece

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//fliːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fliːs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they fleece
BrE BrE//fliːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fliːs//
 
he / she / it fleeces
BrE BrE//ˈfliːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfliːsɪz//
 
past simple fleeced
BrE BrE//fliːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fliːst//
 
past participle fleeced
BrE BrE//fliːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fliːst//
 
-ing form fleecing
BrE BrE//ˈfliːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfliːsɪŋ//
 
 
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fleece somebody (informal) to take a lot of money from somebody by charging them too much Some local shops have been fleecing tourists. Word Origin Old English flēos, flēs, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vlies and German Vlies.
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