Grit meaning

grĭt
Indomitable spirit; pluck.
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The definition of grit is small, often abrasive, particles of sand or stone.

Little dirt and pebbles stuck in the bottom of your shoe are an example of grit.

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Minute rough granules, as of sand or stone.
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The texture or fineness of sand or stone used in grinding.
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A coarse hard sandstone used for making grindstones and millstones.
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Stubborn courage; brave perseverance; pluck.
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To cover or treat with grit.
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To make a grinding noise.
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Rough, hard particles of sand, stone, etc.
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The texture of stone, with regard to the fineness or coarseness of its grain.
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Any of several sandstones with large, sharp grains, often used for grindstones.
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A member of the Liberal Party of Canada.
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To cover with grit.
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To clench or grind (the teeth) in anger or determination.
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To make a grating sound.
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Collection of hard small materials, such as dirt, ground stone, debris from sandblasting or other such grinding, swarf from metalworking.

The flower beds were white with grit from sand blasting the flagstone walkways.

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Inedible particles in food.

Tastes like grit from nut shells in these cookies.

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Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage or fearlessness; fortitude.

That kid with the cast on his arm has the grit to play dodgeball.

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A measure of relative coarseness of an abrasive material such as sandpaper.

I need a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper.

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(geology) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; gritstone. Also, to a finer sharp-grained sandstone, e.g. grindstone grit.
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To clench, particularly in reaction to pain or anger; apparently only appears in gritting one's teeth.

We had no choice but to grit our teeth and get on with it.

He has a sleeping disorder and grits his teeth.

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To cover with grit.
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To give forth a grating sound, like sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.
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(usually in plural) Husked but unground oats.
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(usually in plural) Coarsely ground corn or hominy used as porridge.
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(Canada, politics) A member or supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada or one of its provincial wings (except for the Quebec provincial wing).
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(Canada, politics) Of or belonging to the Liberal Party of Canada.
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To clamp (the teeth) together.
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Origin of grit

With early modern vowel shortening, from Middle English grete, griet, from Old English grēot, from Proto-Germanic *greutą (compare German Grieß, Swedish gryta), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰr-eu-d- (compare Lithuanian grúodas ‘frost; frozen street dirt’, Serbo-Croatian grȕda ‘lump’).