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fleece

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Agriculture, Clothes
fleecefleece1 /fliːs/ noun  1 HBATA[countable] the woolly coat of a sheep, especially the wool and skin of a sheep when it has been made into a piece of clothing2 DCC[uncountable] an artificial soft material used to make warm jackets3 [countable] British English a jacket made of this artificial material
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fleeceIn general, the same clothing was used underneath - Rhoval/Modal thermals and Polartec 200 fleece.fleece-lined slippersEarly wills and inventories show records for fleece, flax and hemp in many areas.Locally, fleece may be available from your garden centre but do check the quality and price before buying.Thinsulate fleece: heat reflective fleece.A lamb's fleece was sprawled in the middle of the stage.The drawcords on the fleece and the Merlin sleeping bag pull in freely and close tightly if required.Its white fleece runs on over her fingers.Then they unrolled as a silver-white fleece, under the silent cold light of the moon.
fleecefleece2 verb [transitive] informal  CHEATto charge someone too much money for something, especially by tricking them→ See Verb table
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fleeceBut nothing's worse than driving into an auto repair shop, sight unseen, and being fleeced.The Crown Prosecution Service is seeking to seize up to £40m that he fleeced from 16,000 people.She estimates he fleeced her of about £50,000 by tricking her into buying fake antiques.She fleeced him for everything he had.The Tsar, the landowner, Denikin's troops, and your Comrades all fleeced him.Nevertheless, he thought Theo unduly alarmist in warning him that women like her were out to fleece him.Authorities estimate at least 300 elderly couples were fleeced in the scheme.Sturdy rogues intent on fleecing me, as I was them.The technology is ready to roll and it's not like they've shied away in the past from fleecing motorists.Some airport shops are accused of fleecing their customers, who don't have any choice but to use them.
From Longman Business Dictionaryfleecefleece /fliːs/ verb [transitive] informal to charge someone too much money for something, usually by tricking themHe fleeced investors of more than $500,000 by selling the recording rights to songs he didn’t own.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
fleece
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfleece
he, she, itfleeces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfleeced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fleeced
he, she, ithas fleeced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fleeced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fleece
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fleeced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fleecing
he, she, itis fleecing
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you, we, theyare fleecing
Past
I, he, she, itwas fleecing
you, we, theywere fleecing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fleecing
he, she, ithas been fleecing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fleecing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fleecing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fleecing
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