Definition of grit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡrɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡrɪt//
    [uncountable] Brave
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  1. 1very small pieces of stone or sand I had a piece of grit in my eye. They were spreading grit and salt on the icy roads.
  2. 2the courage and determination that makes it possible for somebody to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant See related entries: Brave
  3. Word OriginOld English grēot ‘sand, gravel’, of Germanic origin; related to German Griess.Extra examples A bit of grit had got into my eye. Don’t give in yet. You have more grit than that. It takes sheer grit to stand up to a bully like that. The team showed their true grit and played a magnificent game. At times he got discouraged, but his grit and determination kept him going.
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