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English definition of “soap”

soap

noun     /səʊp/
FOR WASHING [U] A2 a substance that you use for washing : a bar of soap soap powder Toiletry and perfumesCleaning agents
TELEVISION PROGRAMME [C] (also soap opera) B1 a television programme about the lives of a group of people that is broadcast several times every week Programmes and other broadcasts
(Definition of soap noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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