BrE BrE//ɡrɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they grit
BrE BrE//ɡrɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪt//he / she / it grits
BrE BrE//ɡrɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪts//past simple gritted
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪtɪd//past participle gritted
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪtɪd//-ing form gritting
BrE BrE//ˈɡrɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡrɪtɪŋ//Features of roads
- 1to bite your teeth tightly together She gritted her teeth against the pain. ‘Stop it!’ he said through gritted teeth.
- 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 carried on.