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grit

noun [U] uk   /ɡrɪt/ us  

grit noun [U] (STONES)

very small pieces of stone or sand: The road had been covered with grit.

grit noun [U] (COURAGE)

courage and determination despite difficulty: It takes true (= real) grit to stand up to a bully.

grit noun [U] (FOOD)

grits [plural] US a dish of hominy grain eaten especially as a morning meal

grit

verb [T] uk   /ɡrɪt/ (-tt-) us  
to put small stones on a road or path that is covered in ice, in order to make it safer: Council lorries had been out gritting the icy roads the night before.
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