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1soil/ˈsojəl/noun
pluralsoils
1soil
/ˈsojəl/
noun
pluralsoils
Learner's definition of SOIL  
: the top layer of earth in which plants grow
[noncount]
[count]
— see also potting soil
[noncount]formal + literary  : the land of a particular country
[noncount]  : a place where something begins or develops
the soil literary  : farming as a way of making a living
2soil/ˈsojəl/verb
soilssoiledsoiling
2soil
/ˈsojəl/
verb
soilssoiledsoiling
Learner's definition of SOIL  
formal
[+ object]  : to make (something) dirty — sometimes used figuratively
[no object]  : to become dirty
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