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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grit \Grit\ (gr[i^]t), verb (used without an object) To give forth a grating sound, as sand under the feet; to grate; to grind.

The sanded floor that grits beneath the tread. --Goldsmith.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grit \Grit\, noun [OE, greet, greot, sand, gravel, AS. gre['o]t grit, sant, dust; akin to OS griott, OFries. gret gravel, OHG. grioz, G. griess, Icel. grj[=o]t, and to E. groats, grout. See {Groats}, {Grout}, and cf. {Grail} gravel.]

1. Sand or gravel; rough, hard particles.

2. The coarse part of meal.

3. pl. Grain, esp. oats or wheat, hulled and coarsely ground; in high milling, fragments of cracked wheat smaller than groats.

4. (Geol.) A hard, coarse-grained siliceous sandstone; as, millstone grit; -- called also {gritrock} and {gritstone.} The name is also applied to a finer sharp-grained sandstone; as, grindstone grit.

5. Structure, as adapted to grind or sharpen; as, a hone of good grit.

6. Firmness of mind; invincible spirit; unyielding courage; fortitude. --C. Reade. --E. P. Whipple.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grit \Grit\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gritted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gritting}.] To grind; to rub harshly together; to grate; as, to grit the teeth. [Collog.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

grit

noun

1: a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone [syn: {grit}, {gritrock}, {gritstone}]

2: fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it" [syn: {backbone}, {grit}, {guts}, {moxie}, {sand}, {gumption}]

verb

1: cover with a grit; "grit roads"

2: clench together; "grit one's teeth"


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