1 common or table salt, sodium chloride, sea salt, rock-salt:
A little salt will bring out the flavour.
2 spice, spiciness, zest, zestiness, pungency, vigour, vitality, liveliness, pep, pepper, poignancy, piquancy, relish, bite, savour, seasoning, taste, Colloq zip, zing, punch:
Yes, do invite Randolph, for he can be relied on to add a little salt to the dinner conversation
3 (Attic) wit, Attic salt, dry humour, sarcasm:
Her conversation is sprinkled with the salt of clever aphorisms.
5 with a grain or pinch of salt. cum grano salis, warily, cautiously, qualifiedly, qualifyingly, doubtfully, sceptically, suspiciously, reservedly, with reservation(s) or qualification(s):
You have to take what he says with a grain of salt.
6 season, spice, flavour, pepper:
The pirate's speech was salted with expressions like 'Shiver me timbers!', 'Avast there!', and 'Blow me down!'
7 pickle, cure, preserve, corn, marinate, souse:
The book gives several recipes for curing ham and salting beef.
8 salt away. save (up), hoard, put or lay or set by or aside, squirrel away, store up, stockpile, amass, accumulate, pile up, Colloq stash away, US and Canadian sock away:
They were always terribly stingy, claiming they were salting something away for their old age.
9 salty, saline, brackish, briny:
The water had a salt taste.
10 pickled, kippered, marinated, soused; corned; cured:
Do you like salt herring?
soluble | potassium, sodium, etc. | mineral, rock, sea | common, cooking, table | celery, garlic
grain | pinch
VERB + SALT
add, put in/on, season sth with, sprinkle (sth with)
Don't put so much salt on your chips!
SALT + NOUN
crystal | solution | content
foods with a high salt content
He wants to reduce his salt intake.
| cellar, pot, shaker | air, spray, water | marsh | mine
high/low in salt, salt and pepper
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