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

 

soil

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they soil
BrE BrE//sɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔɪl//
 
he / she / it soils
BrE BrE//sɔɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔɪlz//
 
past simple soiled
BrE BrE//sɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔɪld//
 
past participle soiled
BrE BrE//sɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sɔɪld//
 
-ing form soiling
BrE BrE//ˈsɔɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] soil something (formal) to make something dirty soiled linen (figurative) I don't want you soiling your hands with this sort of work (= doing something unpleasant or wrong). see also shop-soiled Word Originverb Middle English (as a verb): from Old French soiller, based on Latin sucula, diminutive of sus ‘pig’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soil