grit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"grit" in British English

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gritnoun [U]

uk   us   /ɡrɪt/

grit noun [U] (STONES)

very ​smallpieces of ​stone or ​sand: The ​road had been ​covered with grit.

grit noun [U] (COURAGE)

courage and ​determinationdespitedifficulty: It ​takes true (= ​real) grit to ​stand up to a ​bully.

grit noun [U] (FOOD)

grits [plural] US a ​dish of hominygraineatenespecially as a ​morningmeal

gritverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡrɪt/ (-tt-)
UK to put ​smallstones on a ​road or ​path that is ​covered in ​ice, in ​order to make it ​safer: Council ​lorries had been out gritting the ​icyroads the ​night before.
(Definition of grit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grit" in American English

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gritnoun [U]

 us   /ɡrɪt/

grit noun [U] (STONES)

very ​smallpieces 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.

gritverb [T]

 us   /ɡrɪt/ (-tt-)

grit verb [T] (PRESS)

to ​pressyourtop and ​bottomteeth together: I grit my ​teeth because I’m ​trying not to ​moan.
(Definition of grit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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