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English noun: fleece

1. fleece (substance) the wool of a sheep or similar animal


Broader (hypernym)wool

2. fleece (substance) tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing


Synonymssheepskin


Broader (hypernym)leather


Narrower (hyponym)Golden Fleece

3. fleece (artifact) a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

4. fleece (animal) outer coat of especially sheep and yaks


Synonymswool


Broader (hypernym)coat, pelage


English verb: fleece

1. fleece (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price


ExamplesThey fleece him of all his money


Synonymsgazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off


Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring


Entailbill, charge


Antonymsundercharge

2. fleece (contact) shear the wool from


SamplesShear sheep.


Synonymsshear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shave, trim









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