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soapnoun [U]

 us   /soʊp/
a ​substance used with ​water for ​washing or ​cleaning, or a ​block of this ​substance: liquid soap

soapverb [I/T]

 us   /soʊp/
to ​rub or ​cover someone or something with soap: [I] He soaped up and then ​rinsed off.
(Definition of soap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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soapnoun

uk   /səʊp/  us   /soʊp/
A2 [U or C] a ​substance used for ​washing the ​body or other things: a bar of soap liquid soap soap and ​water a soap ​dish/​dispenser soap ​bubbles She ​bought me a ​box of nice-smelling soaps.US To get ​rid of ​greasespots on ​clothing, ​rub a little dish soap on the ​spot before ​washing.B1 [C] informal a soap opera
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soapverb [T]

uk   /səʊp/  us   /soʊp/
to put soap on something: Have you soaped yourself all over, Alice? Let me soap ​your back.
(Definition of soap from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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