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Definition 1: outer coat of especially sheep and yaks - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for fleece in the sense of this definition

(fleece is a kind of ...) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

Definition 2: a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing - [noun denoting artifact]

(fleece is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: the wool of a sheep or similar animal - [noun denoting substance]

(fleece is a kind of ...) fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

Definition 4: tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for fleece in the sense of this definition

(fleece is a kind of ...) an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

(... is a kind of 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

Definition 5: shear the wool from - [verb of contact]

Samples where fleece or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shear sheep

Synonyms for fleece in the sense of this definition

(fleece is a kind of ...) cut closely

"trim my beard"

Definition 6: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for fleece in the sense of this definition

(fleece is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of fleece ) 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"

(fleece implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

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