fleece
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fleece(
flis
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wool on a sheep)
a. la lana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A domesticated sheep's fleece needs to be sheared on a regular basis.La lana de una oveja domesticada tiene que esquilarse con regularidad.
2. (shorn wool)
a. el vellón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Each sheep produces several kilos of fleece per year.Cada oveja produce varios kilos de vellón al año.
3. (polyester material)
a. el forro polar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fleece used to make my jacket comes from recycled plastic bottles.El forro polar del que está hecha mi chaqueta procede de botellas de plástico recicladas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to swindle)
a. desplumar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She fleeced him when they got divorced.Lo desplumó cuando se divorciaron.
b. fajar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
We were fleeced at that restaurant.En ese restaurante nos fajaron.
c. despelucar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
You can see straight away that this is one of those places where you get fleeced.Enseguida te das cuenta de que este es uno de esos lugares en los que te despelucan.
5. (to shear)
a. esquilar
We're going to fleece the alpacas next week.Vamos a esquilar las alpacas la semana que viene.
b. trasquilar
They fleeced the sheep and sold the wool.Trasquilaron las ovejas y vendieron la lana.
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fleece
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of sheep)
a. el vellón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (colloquial)
a. desplumar (cheat)
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fleece [fliːs]
noun
1 (on sheep) lana (f); (shorn) vellón (m)
2 (jacket) forro (m) polar
transitive verb
[+sheep] esquilar; (rob) desplumar (informal)
they're notorious for fleecing tourists
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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