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Definition of salt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    salt

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sɔːlt//
     
    , also BrE//sɒlt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːlt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they salt
    BrE BrE//sɔːlt//
     
    , also BrE//sɒlt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːlt//
     
    he / she / it salts
    BrE BrE//sɔːlts//
     
    , BrE//sɒlts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɔːlts//
     
    past simple salted
    BrE BrE//ˈsɔːltɪd//
     
    , BrE//ˈsɒltɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːltɪd//
     
    past participle salted
    BrE BrE//ˈsɔːltɪd//
     
    , BrE//ˈsɒltɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːltɪd//
     
    -ing form salting
    BrE BrE//ˈsɔːltɪŋ//
     
    , BrE//ˈsɒltɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːltɪŋ//
     
     
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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. Word OriginOld English sealt (noun), sealtan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zout and German Salz (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin sal, Greek hals ‘salt’. Phrasal Verbssalt somethingaway
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: salt