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1salt/ˈsɑːlt/noun
pluralsalts
1salt
/ˈsɑːlt/
noun
pluralsalts
Learner's definition of SALT  
[noncount]  : a natural white substance that is used especially to flavor or preserve food
— see also sea salt, table salt
[count]technical  : a chemical compound formed when part of an acid is replaced by a metal or something like a metal

rub salt in/into someone's wounds

— see 1rub

take (something) with a grain/pinch of salt

informal
: to not completely believe (something) : to be doubtful about the truth or accuracy of (something)

the salt of the earth

: a very good and honest person or group of people

worth your salt

: worthy of ordinary respect — used to say what should be expected from someone who does a job properly, from something that is as good as it should be, etc.
— see also epsom salt, smelling salts
2salt/ˈsɑːlt/verb
saltssaltedsalting
2salt
/ˈsɑːlt/
verb
saltssaltedsalting
Learner's definition of SALT  
[+ object]
: to flavor or preserve (food) with salt
: to put salt on (a surface) especially in order to melt ice

salt away

[phrasal verb]
salt (something) awayinformal or salt away (something) 
: to put (money) in a safe place especially secretly or dishonestly
US  : to make your victory in (a game, contest, etc.) certain

salt with

[phrasal verb]
salt (something) with (something) 
: to put something in many places in (a story, speech, etc.)
3salt/ˈsɑːlt/adjective
3salt
/ˈsɑːlt/
adjective
Learner's definition of SALT  
always used before a noun
: preserved or seasoned with salt
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