salt away


salted away; salting away; salts away

transitive verb

: to lay away (something valuable, such as money) safely : save

Examples of salt away in a Sentence

salted away some jewels in a safe-deposit box for the lean times
Recent Examples on the Web The most important tool the spa will supply you with are the wax earbuds to place over your ears to keep salt away from your ear canals. Parker Diakite, Essence, 5 July 2023 The Padres jumped on Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly with two quick runs in the first inning Saturday at Chase Field, added two more in the sixth and another in the eighth to salt away a 5-3 win. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2023 Someone will get the ball late to salt away big leads in the fourth quarter and the coaches keep calling Hayden a pleasant surprise as a summer arrival. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2022 In Allegheny County in the western part of the state, public works spokesman Brent Wasko said officials would deploy 33 salt trucks but that pretreating the roads wasn't an option because expected rainfall Thursday night and this morning would wash the salt away. Arkansas Online, 23 Dec. 2022 Though Drinkwitz had a legitimate gripe about a controversial roughing the punter call in the final minutes that helped Kentucky salt away the win, the only important question here is why Missouri felt the need to extend the contract of a coach who now has a 15-17 record. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 6 Nov. 2022 The unit also allowed just one sack — a 3-yard loss late in the fourth quarter as Auburn was trying to salt away the game. Tom Green |, al, 11 Sep. 2022 Move now to the end of the game, with the Browns attempting to salt away a 14-13 lead over the Raiders. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 21 Dec. 2021 Blake Whiteheart added a 2-yard TD reception in the fourth to salt away a smooth and stress-free victory. Trevor Hass,, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of salt away was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Salt away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

salt away

: to lay away safely : save
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