Meaning of “grit your teeth” in the English Dictionary

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"grit your teeth" in British English

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grit your teeth

to press your top and bottom teeth together, often in anger:

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.

(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 unpleasant situation 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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