Definition of soap verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

soap

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//səʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they soap
BrE BrE//səʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊp//
 
he / she / it soaps
BrE BrE//səʊps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊps//
 
past simple soaped
BrE BrE//səʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊpt//
 
past participle soaped
BrE BrE//səʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊpt//
 
-ing form soaping
BrE BrE//ˈsəʊpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊpɪŋ//
 
 
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soap yourself/somebody/something to rub yourself/somebody/something with soap see also soft-soap Word Origin Old English sāpe, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch zeep and German Seife. The verb dates from the mid 16th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soap