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fleece

[ flees ]
/ flis /
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noun

verb (used with object), fleeced, fleec·ing.

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Origin of fleece

before 1000; Middle English flees,Old English flēos, flȳs; cognate with Middle Dutch vlies,Middle High German vlius,German Vlies
fleece·a·ble, adjectivefleeceless, adjectivefleecelike, adjectivefleecer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fleece

fleece
/ (fliːs) /

noun

verb (tr)

to defraud or charge exorbitantly; swindle
another term for shear (def. 1)
Old English flēos; related to Middle High German vlius, Dutch vlies fleece, Latin plūma feather, down
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