soap

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsəʊp/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/soʊp/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sōp)


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soap

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [hand, dish, antibacterial] soap
  2. a bar of soap
  3. make soap [suds, foam]
  4. make bubbles with the soap
  5. wash the soap off your hands
  6. [olive-oil, glycerin, natural] soap
  7. [lavender, rose, lemon] -scented soap
  8. didn't use enough soap
  9. need to use more soap
  10. [rubbed, applied] soap on her [legs, shoulders, arms]
  11. [rubbed] the soap into a lather
  12. slipped on the bar of soap
  13. [her hands, the dishes] were covered in soap
  14. my hands are dry from the soap
  15. the soap dried her hands out
  16. figurative: going to wash your mouth out with soap
  17. use [liquid, bar] soap
  18. use soap to [wash, clean]
  19. use soap and water
  20. informal: watch my soaps [every night, at eight]
  21. informal: missed my soaps
  22. informal: I have to go; my soaps are on
  23. informal: the soap [is on, airs] at [4:00]
n as adj
  1. soap bubbles
  2. watch a soap opera
  3. [catch, watch, missed] my soap operas
  4. is [into, interested in] soap making
  5. a [glass, ceramic] soap dish
  6. a (liquid) soap dispenser
v
  1. soaped [her legs, the carpet, his arms]
  2. soap yourself up with [hot water, a sponge, a loofah]
  3. soap yourself in the [tub, shower]
  4. soap and [rinse, dry, rub]
  5. UK: soaped up the [waitress, flight attendant, student]
  6. UK: he [was soaping, was trying to soap] her up
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