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English definition of “grit your teeth”

grit your teeth

to press your top and bottom teeth together, often in anger: He gritted his teeth in silent fury.Anger and displeasure C2 to accept a difficult situation and deal with it in a determined way: We had to grit our teeth and agree with their conditions because we wanted the contract.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
(Definition of grit your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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