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A bar of soap
See also Soap, and SOAP

English

Etymology

Middle English sope, saip < Old English sape < West Germanic *saipo-, < Proto-Indo-European *seib-, *sib- (to pour out, drip, trickle).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
soap

Plural
s

soap (s)
  1. (uncountable) A substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made synthetically.
    I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.
  2. (countable) (colloquial) A soap opera.

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Verb

Infinitive
to soap

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to soap (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply soap to in washing.
    Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.
  2. (transitive) (colloquial) To cover with soap as a prank.
    Those kids soaped my windows!

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Dutch

Noun

soap f

  1. soap opera, soap

French

Noun

soap m

  1. soap opera, soap

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