WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
grit /grɪt/USA pronunciation
n., v., grit•ted, grit•ting.
hard, abrasive particles, as of sand, stone, or gravel.
firmness of character;
pluck:showed grit in the face of danger.
- Idiomsgrit one's teeth, to show forbearance or determination by or as if by clamping or grinding the teeth together.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
grit /ɡrɪt/ n
vb (grits, gritting, gritted)
- small hard particles of sand, earth, stone, etc
- Also called: gritstone any coarse sandstone that can be used as a grindstone or millstone
- indomitable courage, toughness, or resolution
Etymology: Old English grēot; related to Old Norse grjōt pebble, Old High German grioz; see great, groats, gruel
- to clench or grind together (two objects, esp the teeth)
- to cover (a surface, such as icy roads) with grit
Grit /ɡrɪt/ n , adj Canadian
- an informal word for Liberal
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