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English definition of “soap”

soap

noun uk   /səʊp/ us    /soʊp/
A2 [U or C] a substance used for washing the body that is usually hard, often has a pleasant smell, and produces a mass of bubbles when rubbed with water, or a piece of this: a bar of soap liquid soap soap and water a soap dish/dispenser soap bubbles She bought me a box of prettily coloured soaps.Toiletry and perfumesCleaning agents B1 [C] informal a soap opera

soap

verb [T] uk   /səʊp/ us    /soʊp/
to put soap on something: Have you soaped yourself all over, Alice? Let me soap your back.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
(Definition of soap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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