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Synonyms for salt

add salt to


  • add salt to
  • flavour with salt

rub salt into the wound


  • make something worse
  • add insult to injury
  • fan the flames
  • aggravate matters
  • magnify a problem

with a grain or pinch of salt

Synonyms for salt

a person engaged in sailing or working on a ship

salt away: to reserve for the future

salt away: to place (money) in a bank

Synonyms for salt

a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food

negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons

the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth

sprinkle as if with salt

add zest or liveliness to

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preserve with salt

(of speech) painful or bitter

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To rub salt into the wound, the BBC is now proposing to axe its racing coverage to 14 days in favour of Formula One racing, even as the financial climate looks set to send some of motorsport's biggest players chassis up.
And now, to rub salt into the wound, I see that Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier earns pounds 3million a year.
To rub salt into the wound, this is the Sugababes' second week of sales.
The trollops goes on television to rub salt into the wound.
To rub salt into the wound he scored the only goal of the game - a disgrace
And to rub salt into the wound, Bath fly-half Richie Butland dived over in injury time to wrap up two points which the visitors hardly deserved.
RENAULT just love to rub salt into the wound of their rivals.