One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘blueberries need very acid soil’
earth, loam, sod, ground, dirt, clay, turf, topsoil, mould, humus, marl, dust
2‘the existence of American bases on British soil’
territory, land, space, terra firma
domain, dominion, orbit, jurisdiction, region, country
1‘he might soil his expensive suit’
dirty, get dirty, make dirty, get filthy, make filthy, blacken, grime, begrime, stain, muddy, splash, spot, spatter, splatter, smear, smudge, sully, spoil, defile, pollute, contaminate, foul, befoul
informal make mucky, muck up
keep clean, clean
2‘the reputation of the company is being soiled by sinister elements’
damage, sully, injure, stain, blacken, tarnish, taint, besmirch, blemish, defile, blot, smear, bring discredit to, dishonour, drag through the mud
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