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Sense: 1-2
Origin: Old English greot
Sense: 3
Origin: Old English grytt

grit

1 noun
     
Related topics: Roads
grit1 [uncountable]
1TTR very 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 informal determination and courage [= guts]
3

grits

American EnglishDF a type of grain that is roughly crushed and cooked, and often eaten for breakfast

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