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Definition of salt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they salt
    he / she / it salts
    past simple salted
    -ing form salting
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  1. 1[usually passive] salt something to put salt on or in food salted peanuts a pan of boiling salted water
  2. 2salt something (down) to preserve food with salt salted fish We salted down a large crop of beans last year.
  3. 3salt something to put salt on roads to melt ice or snow
  4. Phrasal Verbssalt somethingaway
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: salt