Meaning of GRIT in English

GRIT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

grit/clench your teeth (= put them firmly together )

He was gritting his teeth against the pain.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Engineers must prevent sand and grit from getting into the well water.

It's up to him to show some grit in an uncertain world.

Rinse collard greens thoroughly in lukewarm water, repeating, if necessary, to remove all dirt and grit .

The wind rushed under it, gusting hot grit into our faces.

Three quarter-sheets of 60, 120 and 240 grit have thoughtfully been included as standard.

When he ran his hand over it, a sprinkle of grit fell to the floor.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

tooth

He looked up at her, teeth gritted , his face a mask of blood from his injuries.

But Li Yuan held on, his teeth gritted , his face determined.

His teeth were gritted together and he had dark circles under his eyes.

Both of them seem to have decided to become novelists with teeth gritted , by sheer force of will.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He was gritting his teeth and was nauseated, and his eyes squinted in pain.

I gritted my teeth and hung on for the climb up to Ana's Cross on the peak of Spaunton Moor.

Not with Magic Johnson gritting through some more calf cramps.

Rory gritted his teeth, pulled.

Well - just you dare suggest it, Silas Wilder, she gritted inwardly.

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