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grit

 (grĭt)
n.
1. Minute rough granules, as of sand or stone.
2. The texture or fineness of sand or stone used in grinding.
3. A coarse hard sandstone used for making grindstones and millstones.
4. Informal Indomitable spirit; pluck.
v. grit·ted, grit·ting, grits
v.tr.
1. To clamp (the teeth) together.
2. To cover or treat with grit.
v.intr.
To make a grinding noise.

[Middle English gret, sand, from Old English grēot.]

Grit

(ɡrɪt)
n, adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal word for Liberal

Grit

(ɡrɪt)
n, adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal word for Liberal

grit

(grɪt)

n., v. grit•ted, grit•ting. n.
1. hard, abrasive particles, as of sand, stone, or gravel.
2. firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck.
3. a coarse-grained siliceous rock, usu. with sharp, angular grains.
4. the granular texture of stone, sandpaper, etc., with respect to coarseness or fineness.
v.t.
5. to cause to grind or grate together.
v.i.
6. to make a scratchy or slightly grating sound, as of sand being walked on; grate.
Idioms:
grit one's teeth, to show tenseness, anger, or determination.
[before 1000; Middle English gret, griet, grit, Old English grēot, c. Old Saxon griot, Old High German grioz, Old Norse grjōt; compare grits]
grit′ter, n.

Grit

(grɪt) Canadian Informal. n.
1. a member or supporter of the Canadian Liberal Party.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to the Liberal Party.
[after grit]

grit


Past participle: gritted
Gerund: gritting

Imperative
grit
grit
Present
I grit
you grit
he/she/it grits
we grit
you grit
they grit
Preterite
I gritted
you gritted
he/she/it gritted
we gritted
you gritted
they gritted
Present Continuous
I am gritting
you are gritting
he/she/it is gritting
we are gritting
you are gritting
they are gritting
Present Perfect
I have gritted
you have gritted
he/she/it has gritted
we have gritted
you have gritted
they have gritted
Past Continuous
I was gritting
you were gritting
he/she/it was gritting
we were gritting
you were gritting
they were gritting
Past Perfect
I had gritted
you had gritted
he/she/it had gritted
we had gritted
you had gritted
they had gritted
Future
I will grit
you will grit
he/she/it will grit
we will grit
you will grit
they will grit
Future Perfect
I will have gritted
you will have gritted
he/she/it will have gritted
we will have gritted
you will have gritted
they will have gritted
Future Continuous
I will be gritting
you will be gritting
he/she/it will be gritting
we will be gritting
you will be gritting
they will be gritting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gritting
you have been gritting
he/she/it has been gritting
we have been gritting
you have been gritting
they have been gritting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gritting
you will have been gritting
he/she/it will have been gritting
we will have been gritting
you will have been gritting
they will have been gritting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gritting
you had been gritting
he/she/it had been gritting
we had been gritting
you had been gritting
they had been gritting
Conditional
I would grit
you would grit
he/she/it would grit
we would grit
you would grit
they would grit
Past Conditional
I would have gritted
you would have gritted
he/she/it would have gritted
we would have gritted
you would have gritted
they would have gritted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grit - a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstonegrit - a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
2.grit - fortitude and determinationgrit - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Verb1.grit - cover with a grit; "grit roads"
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
2.grit - clench together; "grit one's teeth"
clench - squeeze together tightly; "clench one's jaw"

grit

noun
1. gravel, sand, dust, pebbles He felt tiny bits of grit and sand peppering his knees.
2. courage, spirit, resolution, determination, nerve, guts (informal), balls (taboo slang), pluck, backbone, fortitude, toughness, tenacity, perseverance, mettle, doggedness, hardihood He showed grit and determination in his fight back to health.
verb
1. clench, grind, grate, gnash Gritting my teeth, I did my best to stifle a sharp retort.
Translations
حُبَيْبات خَشِنَةحَصْباء، حَصىشَجاعَهيَصْرفُ أسْنانه، يَشُدُّ على أسْنانه
kamínekodvahapísekzatnout
grusmodsandkornbide tænderne sammen
hammashiekkahiekoittaapurrasisu
pijesak
karakánságkõporporszem
gnístagrófkorna sandurkjarkur
粗い砂
모래알
ištvermingasmažas akmenukasžvirgždasžvirgždėtas
grantsizturībarakstura stingrībasakost zobuszvirgzds
zatnúť
drobec
grus
กรวดทราย
kumcesaretdişlerini sıkmakküçük taş
sạn

grit

[grɪt]
A. N
1. (= gravel) → grava f; (for caged birds, poultry) → arenilla f silícea, arena f; (= dust) → polvo m
2. (fig) (= courage) → valor m, ánimo m; (= firmness of character) → firmeza f; (= endurance) → aguante m
3. grits (US) (Culin) → sémola fsing
B. VT
1. [+ road] → echar grava a
2. to grit one's teethapretar los dientes

grit

[ˈgrɪt]
n
(for roads)gravillon m
(= dirt) to have a piece of grit in one's eye → avoir une poussière dans l'œil, avoir une saleté dans l'œil
(= courage) → cran m
vt
[+ road] → sabler
to grit one's teeth → serrer les dents

grit

n
(= dust, in eye)Staub m; (= gravel)Splitt m, → feiner Schotter; (for roads in winter) → Streusand m
(= courage)Mut m, → Mumm m (inf)
grits pl (US) → Grütze f
vt
road etcstreuen
to grit one’s teeth (lit, fig)die Zähne zusammenbeißen

grit

[grɪt]
1. n (gravel) → ghiaia (fig) (courage) → fegato
I've got a piece of grit in my eye → ho un bruscolino nell'occhio
see also grits
2. vt
a. (road) → ricoprire di ghiaia
b. to grit one's teethstringere i denti

grit

(grit) noun
1. very small pieces of stone. She's got a piece of grit in her eye.
2. courage. He's got a lot of grit.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈgritted
to keep (the teeth) tightly closed together. He gritted his teeth to stop himself from crying out in pain.
ˈgritty adjective
a gritty substance.

grit

حُبَيْبات خَشِنَة písek grus grober Sand ψιλό χαλίκι arenilla hiekka gravillon pijesak sabbia 粗い砂 모래알 zandkorrel sandkorn pył kamienny areia grossa гравий grus กรวดทราย kum sạn 粗砂
References in classic literature ?
Waving his hands towards the flume, he said, "Look at that work of your father's; there ain't no other man in Californy but Philip Carr ez would hev the grit to hold up such a bluff agin natur and agin luck ez that yer flume stands for.
combine' will be the other way, and then how these fine people's posterity will fume and fret and grit their teeth over the insolent tyranny of trade unions
Then he strikes a most noble attitude, with one leg shoved forwards, and his arms stretched away up, and his head tilted back, looking up at the sky; and then he begins to rip and rave and grit his teeth; and after that, all through his speech, he howled, and spread around, and swelled up his chest, and just knocked the spots out of any acting ever I see before.
Dead people might talk, maybe, but they don't come sliding around in a shroud, when you ain't noticing, and peep over your shoulder all of a sudden and grit their teeth, the way a ghost does.
I rather like that uncompromising New England grit," exclaimed Miss Maxwell, "and so far, I don't regret one burden that Rebecca has borne or one sorrow that she has shared.
Of course I had no experience of a London summer day, and my spirits may have been oppressed by the hot exhausted air, and by the dust and grit that lay thick on everything.
In the chamber there was a grit iron chimlay, under it a fire; other grit provision was not seen.
He was proud of his son; he might be proud of him; the boy had character and grit, and knew what he was doing.
I should not be here speaking to you as I am now if I did not believe you clean grit, right through to the very depths of your soul.
An' I'd better niver ha' had a son, as is like no other body's son for the deftness an' th' handiness, an' so looked on by th' grit folks, an' tall an' upright like a poplar-tree, an' me to be parted from him an' niver see 'm no more.
The sand and grit rained thick on the driver, and the chariot inlaid with gold and tin ran close behind his fleet horses.
Messua said nothing, but it was at her wounds that Mowgli looked, and they heard him grit his teeth when he saw the blood.