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salt

 (sôlt)
n.
1. A usually whitish crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, used extensively in ground or granulated form as a food seasoning and preservative. Also called common salt, table salt.
2. An ionic chemical compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen ions of an acid with metal ions or other cations.
3. salts Any of various mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics.
4. salts Smelling salts.
5. often salts Epsom salts.
6. An element that gives flavor or zest.
7. Sharp lively wit.
8. Informal A sailor, especially when old or experienced.
9. A saltcellar.
adj.
1. Containing or filled with salt: a salt spray; salt tears.
2. Having a salty taste or smell: breathed the salt air.
3. Preserved in salt or a salt solution: salt mackerel.
4.
a. Flooded with seawater.
b. Found in or near such a flooded area: salt grasses.
tr.v. salt·ed, salt·ing, salts
1. To add, treat, season, or sprinkle with salt.
2. To cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution.
3. To provide salt for (deer or cattle).
4. To add zest or liveliness to: salt a lecture with anecdotes.
5. To give an appearance of value to by fraudulent means, especially to place valuable minerals in (a mine) for the purpose of deceiving.
Phrasal Verbs:
salt away
To put aside; save.
salt out
To separate (a dissolved substance) by adding salt to the solution.
Idioms:
salt of the earth
1. A person or group considered as embodying simplicity and moral integrity.
2. Archaic A person or group considered the best or most worthy part of society.
worth (one's) salt
Efficient and capable.

[Middle English, from Old English sealt; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

SALT

 (sôlt)
abbr.
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

salt away

or less commonly

salt down

vb
(tr, adverb) to hoard or save (money, valuables, etc)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.salt away - keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
bin - store in bins
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
computerise, computerize - store in a computer; "computerized dictionary"
victual - lay in provisions; "The vessel victualled before the long voyage"
collect, compile, accumulate, amass, roll up, hoard, pile up - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
hive - store, like bees; "bees hive honey and pollen"; "He hived lots of information"

salt

noun
Informal. A person engaged in sailing or working on a ship:
Informal: tar.
Slang: gob.
phrasal verb
salt away
1. To reserve for the future:
2. To place (money) in a bank:
Informal: sock away.
Translations
auf die hohe Kante legen

w>salt away

vt sep (inf) moneyauf die hohe Kante legen (inf)
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Anderson led by one hole when he birdied 18 to salt away the victory and led since parring the 14th hole and birdieing 15 to take a 2-up lead.
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Wash the excess salt away in the morning and slowly melt the fat in a braising pan, place the duck legs into the fat with the garlic and fresh herbs and gently simmer - braise for three hours until the meat feels like it would fall off the bone but will not.
But another central figure in our financial collapse continues to quietly salt away the millions.
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The salt will absorb the odor, and then you can rinse the salt away with hot soapy water.
Barber points out that savers who don't use their allowance in the current tax year can salt away pounds 6,600 in cash beyond the taxman's grasp by rolling their 2007 allowance into 2008.
We've been working on the track today, harrowing it and the like, but what we really need now is some more rain to wash the remainder of the salt away.