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Definition of grit noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1very small pieces of stone or sand I had a piece of grit in my eye. She asked the children to take off their boots so they wouldn't bring grit into the house.
  2. 2the courage and determination that makes it possible for someone to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: grit

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