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fleecing

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the exaction of a grossly excessive charge for goods or services
  • the fleecing of the summer tourists seems to be a time-honored tradition on that resort island

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fleecing

verb
present participle of fleece

Synonyms of fleecing (Entry 2 of 2)

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“Fleecing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fleecing. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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