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Definition of 'grit'

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Example sentences containing 'grit'

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The tone remains urban grit rather than coastal charm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Councils will need to think about how much grit they might need. The Sun (2010)Use your fingers to loosen any grit or sand and discard any that remain open. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It had not been gritted or salted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Check for any small pieces of stone or grit and slice lengthways. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also added grit to his long list of attributes. The Sun (2008)They showed real grit and courage to continue with their routine. The Sun (2009)With the same grit and determination we will be fine. The Sun (2006)Who says historical fiction lacks true grit? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The road from one to the other offered no relief from urban grit. Charles Glass The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Drain and rinse to wash away any grit or sand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But there was some good news with the arrival of imported salt and grit for our roads. The Sun (2009)But he needs to add some grit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We are a nation with grit and determination. The Sun (2015)The 10 guys were willing to fight for each other and showed real grit. The Sun (2008)Not just real grit, but figurative grit. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We've all got to show courage and grit. The Sun (2009)Will a few years of mockery and bullying knock off their corners, put a little grit in the old oyster? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a story about grit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a tough and uncompromising landscape, open country contrasting with millstone grit and the legacy of centuries of industrial exploitation. Atterbury, Paul Exploring Britain's Canals (1994)It will take patience, resilience and grit but that is what has built our party before and will rebuild it again. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Instead, rinse the car with a gentle hosepipe spray and apply good car shampoo designed to lift dirt or grit off the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2010)THE grit put on roads to clear ice is 90 per cent rock salt. The Sun (2009)Despite the gritted surface, the truck began to slide out of control - and quickly picked up speed. The Sun (2011)

Synonyms of 'grit'

gravel, sand, dust, pebbles
clench, grind, grate, gnash

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Translations for 'grit'

British English: grit /ɡrɪt/ NOUN
Grit consists of tiny pieces of stone, often put on roads in winter to make them less slippery.
Tiny pieces of grit were stuck in his knee.
  • American English: grit
  • Arabic: حُبَيْبات خَشِنَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: areia grossa
  • Chinese: 粗砂
  • Croatian: pijesak
  • Czech: písek posypový
  • Danish: grus
  • Dutch: zandkorrel
  • European Spanish: arenilla
  • Finnish: hiekka
  • French: gravillon
  • German: grober Sand
  • Greek: ψιλό χαλίκι
  • Italian: sabbia
  • Japanese: 粗い砂
  • Korean: 모래알
  • Norwegian: sandkorn
  • Polish: pył kamienny
  • European Portuguese: areia grossa
  • Romanian: prundiș
  • Russian: гравий
  • Spanish: arenilla
  • Swedish: grus
  • Thai: กรวดทราย
  • Turkish: kum
  • Ukrainian: гравій
  • Vietnamese: sạn
British English: grit VERB
If you grit your teeth, you press your upper and lower teeth tightly together, usually because you are angry about something.
Gritting my teeth, I did my best to stifle one or two remarks.
  • American English: grit
  • Brazilian Portuguese: pôr areia em
  • Chinese: 咬紧牙关通常指因愤怒而
  • European Spanish: echar gravilla en
  • French: serrer
  • German: zusammenbeißen
  • Italian: stringere
  • Japanese: 歯を食いしばる
  • Korean: 이를 갈다
  • European Portuguese: pôr areia em
  • Spanish: echar gravilla en

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