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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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If you fear the worst may not be over, start salting away a regular monthly sub instead.
At the moment it is too easy for criminals to escape their liabilities by salting away their cash or putting their assets in their wife's name.
Says Legal & General: "If Frankie Dettori, the top jockey, had started a pension last year at the age of 25, intending to retire at 45, salting away pounds 1,225 a month, it would provide a pension fund worth pounds 966,000, assuming nine per cent annual investment growth.
Jean Baker, 74, from Colchester, Essex, started salting away pounds 100 a year for her granddaughter Victoria 10 years ago.
THE days of salting away money in the Isle of Man to keep it out of the hands of the taxman are nearing their end.
Yet Noye is suspected of salting away millions from his life of crime.
The couple, from Scarborough, North Yorks, have been salting away pounds 18 a month in a tax-free savings plans with Family Assurance for 10 years.
Better still, you can grab money back from the Chancellor by salting away cash for your old age in a pension scheme.