Fleecing
Fleece Fleece, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fleeced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fleecing}.] 1. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool. [1913 Webster]

2. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions. [1913 Webster]

Whilst pope and prince shared the wool betwixt them, the people were finely fleeced. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

3. To spread over as with wool. [R.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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