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Synonyms of salt in English:


  • 1 the temptation to add more salt to food should be resisted
  • 2 literary he described danger as the salt of pleasure
    liveliness, vigour, vitality, spirit, colour, sparkle
    informal zing, zip, punch, pizzazz
  • 3 informal the bay was angry, as old salts would say See seaman
  • Phrases

    with a pinch of salt
    you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt
    [Antonyms] credulously, as gospel
    with reservations, with misgivings, with a grain of salt, sceptically, cynically, mistrustfully, doubtfully, doubtingly, suspiciously, disbelievingly, questioningly, quizzically, incredulously


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  • salt water
    salty, salted, saline, briny, brackish
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • verb

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    salt something away
    informal she had salted money away in Brazil
    save, put aside, put away, put by, lay by, set aside, lay aside, put to one side, reserve, keep in reserve, deposit, keep, store, stockpile, hoard, stow away, cache
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