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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 Origin Old 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