English version

grit

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads
gritgrit1 /ɡrɪt/ noun [uncountable]  1 TTRvery small pieces of stone or sand Make sure both surfaces are free from dust and grit. The council is responsible for putting grit on icy roads.2 informalDETERMINED determination and courage syn guts3 grits
Examples from the Corpus
gritThree quarter-sheets of 60,120 and 240 grit have thoughtfully been included as standard.Rinse collard greens thoroughly in lukewarm water, repeating, if necessary, to remove all dirt and grit.Engineers must prevent sand and grit from getting into the well water.The wind rushed under it, gusting hot grit into our faces.When he ran his hand over it, a sprinkle of grit fell to the floor.It's up to him to show some grit in an uncertain world.
Related topics: Roads
gritgrit2 verb (gritted, gritting) [transitive]  1 TTRto scatter grit on a frozen road to make it less slippery2 grit your teeth
→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gritHe was gritting his teeth and was nauseated, and his eyes squinted in pain.Rory gritted his teeth, pulled.Well - just you dare suggest it, Silas Wilder, she gritted inwardly.I gritted my teeth and hung on for the climb up to Ana's Cross on the peak of Spaunton Moor.Not with Magic Johnson gritting through some more calf cramps.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
grit
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygrit
he, she, itgrits
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygritted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gritted
he, she, ithas gritted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gritted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill grit
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gritted
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam gritting
he, she, itis gritting
> View More
you, we, theyare gritting
Past
I, he, she, itwas gritting
you, we, theywere gritting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gritting
he, she, ithas been gritting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gritting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gritting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gritting
> View Less