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Definition of fleece:

  1. Any soft woolly covering resembling a fleece.
  2. The entire coat of wood that covers a sheep or other similar animal; also, the quantity shorn from a sheep, or animal, at one time.
  3. The fine web of cotton or wool removed by the doffing knife from the cylinder of a carding machine.
  4. To deprive of a fleece, or natural covering of wool.
  5. To spread over as with wool.
  6. To strip of money or other property unjustly, especially by trickery or fraud; to bring to straits by oppressions and exactions.

Synonyms:

parchment, crochet, sneak, nick, skin, cull, addict, imbue, snitch, take someone for a ride, dowse, take someone to the cleaners, accost, snare, gazump, gouge, diploma, intoxicate, snarf, plume, shear, sheepskin, pelt, preen, purloin, congratulate, tweak, coat, woolen, solicit, roll, scalp, honest, drench, hook, pride, displume, hustle, woollen, pluck, clip, wool, deplumate, plunk, douse, soak, deplume, hide, hock, tear, souse, pawn, pull, thieve, surcharge, rip off, pull off, dress, make someone pay through the nose, rob, hit it up, sop, fur, glom, overload, pick, primp, cabbage, pinch, overcharge, fell, knock off, pick off, inebriate, nobble, lambskin.

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