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gritnoun [U]

us   /ɡrɪt/
  • grit noun [U] (STONES)

very small pieces 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 press your top and bottom teeth together: I grit my teeth because I’m trying not to moan.
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"grit" in British English

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gritnoun [U]

uk   /ɡrɪt/ us   /ɡrɪt/

gritverb [T]

uk   /ɡrɪt/ us   /ɡrɪt/ -tt-
(Definition of grit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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