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grit

2 verb
     
Related topics: Roads
grit2 [transitive] past tense and past participle gritted, present participle gritting
1TTR to scatter grit on a frozen road to make it less slippery
2

grit your teeth

a) to use all your determination to continue in spite of difficulties:
Just grit your teeth and hang on - it'll be over soon.
b) to bite your teeth together, especially when you are in pain, angry, or under pressure:
Ben gritted his teeth, hoping Sasha wouldn't notice his fear.
'No, that's alright,' she said through gritted teeth.

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