To salt away
Salt Salt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salting}.] 1. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber. [1913 Webster]

{To salt a mine}, to artfully deposit minerals in a mine in order to deceive purchasers regarding its value. [Cant]

{To salt away}, {To salt down}, to prepare with, or pack in, salt for preserving, as meat, eggs, etc.; hence, colloquially, to save, lay up, or invest sagely, as money. [1913 Webster]


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  • To give away — Give Give (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To salt a mine — Salt Salt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salting}.] 1. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To salt down — Salt Salt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salting}.] 1. To sprinkle, impregnate, or season with salt; to preserve with salt or in brine; to supply with salt; as, to salt fish, beef, or pork; to salt cattle. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salt away something — salt away (something) to save something, esp. money, for use at a later time. It s not easy paying a mortgage, raising a young child, and salting away enough money for your retirement …   New idioms dictionary

  • salt away — (something) to save something, esp. money, for use at a later time. It s not easy paying a mortgage, raising a young child, and salting away enough money for your retirement …   New idioms dictionary

  • salt away — verb keep or lay aside for future use (Freq. 1) store grain for the winter The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn t eat • Syn: ↑store, ↑hive away, ↑lay in, ↑put in, ↑stack away, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms salt away : present tense I/you/we/they salt away he/she/it salts away present participle salting away past tense salted away past participle salted away to save money for the future, often hiding it illegally …   English dictionary

  • salt away — transitive verb Date: circa 1890 to lay away (as money) safely ; save …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • salt away — I informal, invest, bank, save. See economy. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. invest, put away, put in the bank, accumulate, save, set aside, hoard. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To reserve for the future: keep, lay aside, lay away, lay by, lay in …   English dictionary for students

  • salt away — verb To save or preserve for future use (as if food, preserved in salt) …   Wiktionary

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