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Definition of grit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

grit

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɡrɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grit
 
he / she / it grits
 
past simple gritted
 
-ing form gritting
 
 
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Idioms
    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. 2 to 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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