salt

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'salt', 'SALT': /ˈsɔːlt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɔlt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'salt', 'SALT': (sôlt)



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salt

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [sea, marine, table, garlic, celery] salt
  2. [pure, iodized, refined, unrefined, granulated] salt
  3. [smelling, bath] salts
  4. [extract, refine, treat, filter, clean] salt
  5. [stock, buy, sell] salt
  6. [season, flavor] the [dish, soup, meat] with salt (and pepper)
  7. needs [more, less] salt
  8. has too much salt
  9. doesn't have enough salt
  10. add salt to taste
  11. (add) a [touch, pinch] of salt
  12. [could, can] you [please] pass the salt?
  13. was dried in salt
  14. pack the [wound, infection] with salt
  15. (no need to) rub salt in the wound
  16. took the [figure, news, comment] with a pinch of salt
  17. salt and [pepper, vinegar]
  18. [the worker, she] is worth her salt
  19. UK: [anecdotes, innuendos] are the salt of the narrative
  20. they are (the) salt of the earth
n as adj
  1. on the salt flats
  2. eat salt [cod, fish, pork, beef]
  3. [work, dig, load] at a salt mine
  4. pass the salt shaker
  5. (desalinate) salt water
  6. can't drink salt water
  7. a salt-water [bath, pool, resort, spa]
  8. a salt solution
  9. salt and vinegar (flavor) chips
  10. salt-and-pepper hair
v
  1. salt the [food, dish, pasta, beef]
  2. salt to [taste, perfection]
  3. salt and [dry, smoke, roast, pepper, ferment]
  4. salt the [road, sidewalk]
  5. the [roads] need to be salted
  6. salted to [protect, prevent, ensure, offer]
  7. salt [money, a few thousand dollars] away
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