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English definition of “grit”

grit

noun [U]     /ɡrɪt/
STONE very small pieces of stone or sand: I've got a bit of grit in my eye.Types of rockPrecious and semi-precious stones
CHARACTER the quality of being brave and determinedBraveryStrength of will and determination
(Definition of grit noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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