soil one's hands

Definition of soil one's hands

formal

  1. :  to do something dishonest or wrong He refused to soil his hands for her.

Word by Word Definitions

soilplay
  1. :  to stain or defile morally :  corrupt

    :  to make unclean especially superficially :  dirty

    :  to blacken or taint (as a person's reputation) by word or deed

  1. :  soilage, stain

    :  moral defilement :  corruption

    :  something that spoils or pollutes: such as

  1. :  firm land :  earth

    :  the upper layer of earth that may be dug or plowed and in which plants grow

    :  the superficial unconsolidated and usually weathered part of the mantle of a planet and especially of the earth

  1. :  to feed (livestock) in the barn or an enclosure with fresh grass or green food

    :  to purge (livestock) by feeding on green food

handplay hands
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ :  the body part at the end of the arm of a human, ape, or monkey

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: such as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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