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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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