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Definition of grit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grit
he / she / it grits
past simple gritted
-ing form gritting
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    grit your teeth
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  1. 1to bite your teeth tightly together She gritted her teeth against the pain. “Stop it!” he said through gritted teeth.
  2. 2to be determined to continue to do something in a difficult or unpleasant situation It started to rain harder, but we gritted our teeth and kept going.
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