grit


grit
[[t]grɪ̱t[/t]]
grits, gritting, gritted
1) N-UNCOUNT Grit is very small pieces of stone. It is often put on roads in winter to make them less slippery.

He felt tiny bits of grit and sand peppering his knees.

2) N-UNCOUNT If someone has grit, they have the determination and courage to continue doing something even though it is very difficult.

If they gave gold medals for grit, Karen would be right up there on the winners' podium.

3) N-PLURAL Grits are coarsely ground grains of corn which are cooked and eaten for breakfast or as part of a meal in the southern United States. [AM]
4) VERB If you grit your teeth, you press your upper and lower teeth tightly together, usually because you are angry about something.

[V n] Gritting my teeth, I did my best to stifle one or two remarks...

[V-ed] `It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer, through gritted teeth.

5) PHRASE: V inflects If you grit your teeth, you make up your mind to carry on even if the situation is very difficult.

There is going to be hardship, but we have to grit our teeth and get on with it.


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  • Grit — Grit, n. [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre[ o]t grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats, grout. See {Groats}, {Grout}, and cf. {Grail} gravel.] 1. Sand or gravel;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grit — steht für: Grit, Synonym für Gastrolithen (Magensteine) allgemeiner für: groben Sand oder Sandstein ähnlich: Geflügelgrit, granulates Futtermittel aus kleinen Steinen und Kalk Grit (Vorname), weiblicher Vorname Grit (Ort), Ort in Virginia/USA… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grit´ti|ly — grit|ty «GRIHT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. of or containing grit; like grit; sandy. 2. Informal, Figurative. courageous; plucky: »The gritty, grinning captain of paratroopers had fought f …   Useful english dictionary

  • grit|ty — «GRIHT ee», adjective, ti|er, ti|est. 1. of or containing grit; like grit; sandy. 2. Informal, Figurative. courageous; plucky: »The gritty, grinning captain of paratroopers had fought f …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grit — Grit, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gritted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gritting}.] To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth. [Collog.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grit — (Millstone grit, Mühlensandstein, Coal grit), der grobkörnige Sandstein der Steinkohlenformation in England und Nordamerika, insbes. die dem flözleeren Sandstein in Deutschland entsprechenden, mit Schieferton abwechselnden Sandsteine, die sich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • grit — [grit] n. [with Early ModE vowel shortening < ME grete < OE greot, akin to Ger griess IE base * ghrēu , to rub hard over, crumble > GREAT] 1. rough, hard particles of sand, stone, etc. 2. the texture of stone, with regard to the fineness …   English World dictionary

  • Grit — (gr[i^]t), v. i. To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind. [1913 Webster] The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grit — (Coat Grit, engl., spr. Kohtgrit), der grobkörnige Kohlensandstein in England …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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