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grit

grit

pronunciation:
grIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: tiny rough bits of sand or stone.
He was covered with grit after working outside all day.
similar words:
gravel, sand
definition 2: toughness of character; courage.
Firefighters show grit each time they rush into a burning building.
synonyms:
backbone, guts, pluck
similar words:
courage, nerve, resolution, spirit, stamina
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: grits, gritted, gritting
definition: to bite down and grind together.
She gritted her teeth in pain when the doctor set her broken arm.
synonyms:
grind
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  rock, stone