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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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If you can't keep your salt down every day, especially when you eat in restaurants, don't give up.
Throw ice-melting salt down when the weather is warm to minimize ice when the temperatures dip below freezing.
P&I develops and provides polyamide 66 intermediates from HMD, Adipic acid, Nylon Salt down to polymers through 8 industrial plants, 3 research & development centers and its sales offices in the world.
I've been up all hours and on the tractor to keep the woodchip gallop open and putting salt down to keep the horses on the move.
Mother used to salt down beans in huge glass jars and preserve them that way.
Also, the canal, which used to take the local salt down to the Severn, now runs between the church and Salwarpe Court.
This makes it more efficient to use as contractors do not need to put as much salt down to get the same effect.
Because we are not literally pouring pure salt down our throats, or eating what tastes like salty food, we simply are not counting the spoonfuls going into our bodies.
Tip salt down sink then wipe pan clean with paper towels.
Turnbull and two others were accused of throwing paper towels dipped in hot cooking oil at her, pouring sugar or salt down her throat and shoving pepper up her nose.
Father-of-three Billy, 46, from Rosehall near Lairg, said: "We tried digging and putting salt down, but the conditions were so horrific we had to seek the shelter of the cab.
She still bears the imprint of the day it started burning into her skin - and its image was found marked in salt down in the cellar.
Like sprinkling a few grains of salt down an Aladdin lamp chimney to clear the soot off the mantle.
The impossibility of force-feeding salt down anyone's throat without them throwing up is just the first of a series of grave questions which cast doubt on whether Ian and Angela poisoned Christian.