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fleece

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fleece

  1. the hairy covering of a mammal especially when fine, soft, and thick <learning how to shear the fleece off a sheep> Synonyms coat, fur, hair, jacket, pelage, pile, woolRelated Words undercoat, underfur; hide, leather, pelt, skin




fleece

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fleece

  1. to rob by the use of trickery or threats <swindlers who use the telephone to fleece senior citizens out of their savings> Synonyms beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimize Related Words extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk Phrases sell a bill of goods to, take for a ride, take to the cleaners




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