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salt something down

to place salt on something, such as icy roads. I won't go out until midmorning, after they have salted the roads down. I hope they salt down the roads soon.
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salt down

v.
To cover something completely in salt in order to preserve it, flavor it, or dry it: The cook salted the eggplant down for four days. Pioneers would salt down meat for the winter.
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Cement work is a challenge because it takes 90 days to cure cement, and putting salt down on those streets will ruin it
We had leather and every so often my father would salt down a cow hide to have tanned.
You can pour a 4-pound box of rock salt down the toilet after everyone in the house has gone to bed and flush it once down the toilet; do not flush the toilet again for eight hours.
We cannot put salt down as this has an effect on the dam.
We have plenty of salt down but will continue to monitor the conditions and grit as necessary".
30am to get the grit and salt down and we have used 100 tonnes already.
Most other water softeners use a constant amount of salt during regeneration; not only consuming more, but sending more salt down the drain.
At about 9:20, staff from the restaurant began putting salt down on the very icy sidewalk.
The following Monday the council had provided a salt bin and I put four small buckets of salt down the path.
With shortages of grit and salt down south and no let-up in the weather, it's hardly a surprise the bookies now offer 5-1 for Hammond to resign or lose his job before 2011.
Five men on the community payback scheme visited Elder Court in central Middlesbrough to shovel snow and put salt down on walkways.
You breathe the salt down deep into the lungs and it helps bind to mucus and pollutants and expel them, and it reduces inflammation too by drawing water out of inflamed cell linings.
But a spokesman for Liverpool Enterprise said: "It is not part of our code of practice to put salt down, our priority is to get rid of the snow from high pedestrianised areas.
Pour a little salt down all plug-holes to prevent water in the waste traps from freezing.