Meaning of SOIL in English

SOIL

I.

noun

1 earth

ADJECTIVE

▪ deep

▪ shallow , thin

▪ fertile , good , rich

▪ infertile , poor

▪ light

▪ heavy

▪ loose

▪ compacted

▪ dry

▪ damp , moist , waterlogged , wet

Keep the ~ moist and fertilize weekly.

▪ well-drained

▪ acid , acidic

▪ alkaline

▪ contaminated

▪ top (usually topsoil )

▪ potting ( AmE )

She bought a bag of potting ~.

▪ chalky , clay , clayey , loam , loamy , peaty

Rich loamy ~s produce the largest leeks.

▪ rocky , sandy , stony

▪ alluvial , desert , forest , garden , volcanic

VERB + SOIL

▪ cultivate , enrich , improve

▪ dig , dig in , dig up , till , turn , work

fields of newly turned ~

The clay ~s of the region are difficult to work.

▪ fertilize

▪ drain

▪ loosen

SOIL + NOUN

▪ conservation

▪ degradation , erosion

▪ conditions , fertility , quality

declining ~ fertility

▪ moisture

▪ temperature

▪ type

▪ surface

▪ sample

Soil samples taken from the site revealed massive amounts of radiation.

▪ science , scientist

PREPOSITION

▪ in (the) ~

The flowers do well in sandy ~.

2 part of a country

ADJECTIVE

▪ native

▪ foreign

▪ American , British , etc.

VERB + SOIL

▪ set foot on

the place where she first set foot on Canadian ~

PREPOSITION

▪ on … ~

protests over the siting of nuclear weapons on British ~

PHRASES

▪ on home ~ ( sports , esp. BrE )

England's first defeat on home ~ against Australia

II.

verb

Soil is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ diaper

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .