English - Vietnamese Dictionary
soil /sɔil/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- alluvial soil: đất phù sa, đất bồi
- one's native soil: nơi quê cha đất tổ
- ngoại động từ
- làm bẩn, làm dơ, vấy bẩn
- I would not soil my hands with it: (nghĩa bóng) tôi không muốn nhúng vào việc đó cho bẩn tay
- nội động từ
- dễ bẩn
- this stuff soils easily: vải len này dễ bẩn
+the state of being covered with unclean things
+the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
+material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
+the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state
+make soiled, filthy, or dirty
Advanced English Dictionary
1 dirty, stain, begrime, muddy, smear, spot:
His shirts were returned by the laundry still soiled.
2 pollute, contaminate, sully, defile, foul, befoul, tarnish, besmirch, disgrace, muddy, smear, blacken; blot:
The scandal soiled his previously spotless reputation.
3 dirt, filth, muck, mire, mud, sludge, dregs, refuse; excrement, waste (matter):
The soil is carried away by these pipes into the main sewer.
earth, loam, dirt, ground, turf, humus; clay:
The men who dug the swimming-pool took away the soil from the pit.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 the top layer of the earth in which plants, trees, etc. grow: poor / dry / acid / sandy soil + the study of rocks and soils + soil erosion - EARTH
2 (literary) a country; an area of land: It was the first time I had set foot on African soil.
+ verb [VN] [often passive] (formal) to make sth dirty: soiled bedding / linen + (figurative) I don't want you soiling your hands with this sort of work (= doing sth unpleasant or wrong).
See also - SHOP-SOILED
deep | shallow, thin | fertile, good, rich | barren, infertile, poor | light | heavy | loose | dry | damp, moist, waterlogged, wet | acid/acidic, alkaline | contaminated | top
| chalky, clay/clayey, peaty, sandy, stony | alluvial, desert, forest, garden, polar, volcanic
VERB + SOIL
cultivate | dig, till, turn, work
fields of newly turned soil The clayey soils of the region are difficult to work.
| fertilize | drain | loosen
SOIL + NOUN
conservation | degradation, erosion | conditions, fertility, quality
declining soil fertility
| type | surface | science, scientist
in (the) ~
The flowers do well in sandy soil.
2 part of a country
native | foreign
VERB + SOIL
set foot on
She first set foot on French soil at a small Channel port.
on … ~
protests over the siting of nuclear weapons on British soil
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