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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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Seconds rubbed salt into the wound with his second try just after the break.
Law rubbed salt into the wound by chipping in for a birdie three - a swing of six shots.
Harriers rubbed salt into the wound on half-time when Tony Bird turned in a deflected Daire Doyle shot.
And the loss to injury of Mo Besic and Kevin Mirallas - ruling both out of Wednesday's crucial Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester City - rubbed salt into the wounds for Martinez.
Ricardo Fuller rubbed salt into the wounds by making it 2-1 a minute later and Matthew Etherington caught York cold early in the second half to make it 3-1 for Tony Pulis's side.
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