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noun [countable/uncountable]     soil pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    the substance on the surface of the Earth in which plants grow

    She scraped away some soil and grasped the top of the root.

    The dry rocky soil is suitable for planting vines.

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  2. 2

    the soil

    literary farming as a job or as a way of life

    It’s hard these days to make a living from the soil.

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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