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- (uncountable) Grit is very small pieces of stone.
- The wind blew a fine grit that got in her teeth, hair, and eyes.
- Rinse the lettuce thoroughly under cold running water to remove grit and sand.
- (uncountable) If you have grit, you have the strength to keep going despite many difficulties.
- Synonyms: guts, determination and perseverance
- Although we lost today, we showed real grit, courage, and a refusal to quit.
- (plural only) Grits are ground corn cooked as a porridge, mostly eaten in the southern U.S.
- Enjoy a special Mother's Day brunch, including shrimp and grits.
- (transitive) If you grit your teeth, you bite them together, usually as you face a difficulty.
- Gritting her teeth, she jumped into the icy water.
- (transitive) If you grit a road or sidewalk, you put small pieces of stone on it to make it less slippery.
- They've changed from salting the road in the winter, to gritting it.