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fleece (verb) charge too high a price or fee.

An attorney fleeces you if they charge unreasonably high fees from you. A shop person fleeces you if they charge too high a price for a thing they sell you. Tricksters fleece you if they make you pay much more than what is reasonable for their services or goods.

  • Those who sell curios and offer special services at tourist spots fleece tourists by charging them too high for the goods or the services they offer.
  • The attorney fleeced him so much that in the end, though he won the case, he was bankrupt.
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