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grit

noun [U]  /ɡrɪt/ us  

grit noun [U] (STONES)

very small pieces of stone or sand: I cleaned the grit off my bike.

grit noun [U] (BRAVERY)

bravery and strength of character: Emma is enthusiastic, all grit and determination.

grit

verb [T]  /ɡrɪt/ (-tt-) us  

grit verb [T] (PRESS)

to press your top and bottom teeth together: I grit my teeth because I’m trying not to moan.
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