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English noun: grit

1. grit (substance) a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone


Synonymsgritrock, gritstone


Broader (hypernym)sandstone

2. grit (attribute) fortitude and determination


SamplesHe didn't have the guts to try it.


Synonymsbackbone, gumption, guts, moxie, sand


Broader (hypernym)fortitude


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: grit

1. grit (contact) cover with a grit


SamplesGrit roads.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

2. grit (contact) clench together


SamplesGrit one's teeth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clench









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