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fleece

 (flēs)
n.
1.
a. The coat of wool of a sheep or similar animal.
b. The yield of wool shorn from a sheep at one time.
2. A soft woolly covering or mass.
3.
a. A soft, warm, lightweight, usually synthetic fabric with a deep pile, used primarily for clothing and blankets.
b. A garment, especially a shirt or jacket, made of such fabric.
tr.v. fleeced, fleec·ing, fleec·es
1. To defraud of money or property; swindle.
2. To shear the fleece from.
3. To cover with a fleece or similar covering.

[Middle English fles, from Old English flēos.]

fleec′er n.

fleece

(fliːs)
n
1. (Agriculture) the coat of wool that covers the body of a sheep or similar animal and consists of a mass of crinkly hairs
2. (Agriculture) the wool removed from a single sheep
3. something resembling a fleece in texture or warmth
4. (Textiles) sheepskin or a fabric with soft pile, used as a lining for coats, etc
5. (Clothing & Fashion) a warm polyester fabric with a brushed nap, used for outdoor garments
6. (Clothing & Fashion) a jacket or top made from such a fabric
vb (tr)
7. to defraud or charge exorbitantly; swindle
8. (Agriculture) another term for shear1
[Old English flēos; related to Middle High German vlius, Dutch vlies fleece, Latin plūma feather, down]

fleece

(flis)

n., v. fleeced, fleec•ing. n.
1. the coat of wool that covers a sheep or a similar animal.
2. the wool shorn from a sheep at one shearing.
3. something resembling a fleece.
4.
a. a fabric with a thick, fleecelike pile or nap, used for warmth, as in garments or linings.
b. the nap or pile of such a fabric.
c. a garment made or lined with such a fabric.
v.t.
5. to deprive of money or belongings by fraud or hoax; swindle.
6. to overcharge.
7. to remove the fleece of (a sheep).
8. to overspread or fleck with fleecelike masses.
[before 1000; Middle English flees, Old English flēos, flȳs]
fleece′like`, adj.
fleec′er, n.

fleece


Past participle: fleeced
Gerund: fleecing

Imperative
fleece
fleece
Present
I fleece
you fleece
he/she/it fleeces
we fleece
you fleece
they fleece
Preterite
I fleeced
you fleeced
he/she/it fleeced
we fleeced
you fleeced
they fleeced
Present Continuous
I am fleecing
you are fleecing
he/she/it is fleecing
we are fleecing
you are fleecing
they are fleecing
Present Perfect
I have fleeced
you have fleeced
he/she/it has fleeced
we have fleeced
you have fleeced
they have fleeced
Past Continuous
I was fleecing
you were fleecing
he/she/it was fleecing
we were fleecing
you were fleecing
they were fleecing
Past Perfect
I had fleeced
you had fleeced
he/she/it had fleeced
we had fleeced
you had fleeced
they had fleeced
Future
I will fleece
you will fleece
he/she/it will fleece
we will fleece
you will fleece
they will fleece
Future Perfect
I will have fleeced
you will have fleeced
he/she/it will have fleeced
we will have fleeced
you will have fleeced
they will have fleeced
Future Continuous
I will be fleecing
you will be fleecing
he/she/it will be fleecing
we will be fleecing
you will be fleecing
they will be fleecing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fleecing
you have been fleecing
he/she/it has been fleecing
we have been fleecing
you have been fleecing
they have been fleecing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fleecing
you will have been fleecing
he/she/it will have been fleecing
we will have been fleecing
you will have been fleecing
they will have been fleecing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fleecing
you had been fleecing
he/she/it had been fleecing
we had been fleecing
you had been fleecing
they had been fleecing
Conditional
I would fleece
you would fleece
he/she/it would fleece
we would fleece
you would fleece
they would fleece
Past Conditional
I would have fleeced
you would have fleeced
he/she/it would have fleeced
we would have fleeced
you would have fleeced
they would have fleeced

fleece

A sleeved garment for the upper body, made of lightweight but warm material.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleece - the wool of a sheep or similar animalfleece - the wool of a sheep or similar animal
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
2.fleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left onfleece - tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
Golden Fleece - in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
3.fleece - a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
4.fleece - outer coat of especially sheep and yaksfleece - outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
pelage, coat - growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
Verb1.fleece - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
2.fleece - shear the wool from; "shear sheep"
shave, trim - cut closely; "trim my beard"

fleece

noun
1. wool, hair, coat, fur, coat of wool a blanket of lamb's fleece
verb
1. cheat, skin (slang), steal, rob, con (informal), rifle, stiff (slang), soak (U.S. & Canad. slang), sting (informal), bleed (informal), rip off (slang), plunder, defraud, overcharge, swindle, rook (slang), diddle (informal), take for a ride (informal), despoil, take to the cleaners (slang), sell a pup, cozen, mulct She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.

fleece

verb
To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
Translations
صُوفُ الـخُرُوفصوف الغَنَميَجزُّ صوف الغَنَم
vellvelló
rounostříhatvlnaflís
fleeceklippeuld
lampaan turkki
ovčja koža
gyapjúmegkopasztmegvággyapjas bőr
reyfirÿja
フリース
양털
gauruotaskirptipūkuotas
aitas vilnacirpt
rúno
fleece-tröja
ผ้าขนแกะ
vải fleece

fleece

[fliːs]
A. N
1. (on sheep) → lana f; (shorn) → vellón m
2. (= jacket) → forro m polar
B. VT [+ sheep] → esquilar (fig) (= rob) → desplumar

fleece

[ˈfliːs]
n [sheep] → toison f
vt (= rob) → voler (= swindle) → escroquer

fleece

nVlies nt, → Schaffell nt; (= fabric, natural) → Schaffell nt; (artificial) → Webpelz m, → Flausch m
vt
sheepscheren
(fig inf) to fleece somebody (out of his/her money)jdn schröpfen

fleece

[fliːs]
1. nvello
2. vt (fig) (fam) (rob) → pelare

fleece

(fliːs) noun
a sheep's coat of wool.
verb
to cut wool from (sheep).
ˈfleecy adjective
soft and woolly. a fleecy blanket.

fleece

صُوفُ الـخُرُوف vlna fleece Vlies προβιά felpa, lana lampaan turkki toison ovčja koža lana フリース 양털 schaapsvacht saueull wełna руно fleece-tröja ผ้าขนแกะ post vải fleece 绒头织物