grit your teeth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “grit your teeth” in the English Dictionary

"grit your teeth" in British English

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grit your teeth

to ​pressyourtop and ​bottomteeth together, often in ​anger: He ​gritted his ​teeth in ​silentfury. C2 to ​accept a ​difficultsituation and ​deal with it in a ​determined way: We had to grit ​ourteeth and ​agree with ​theirconditions because we ​wanted the ​contract.
(Definition of grit your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grit your teeth" in American English

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grit your teeth

to ​deal with a ​difficult or ​unpleasantsituation in a ​determined way: I ​hate going to the ​gym, but I just grit my ​teeth and ​try to get through it.
(Definition of grit your teeth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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