verb (used with object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
verb (used without object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
- griswold versus connecticut,
- grit one's teeth,
- gritti-stokes amputation
Origin of grit
Examples from the Web for grit
In 175 well-chosen words, he sums up the trials and the grit and bravery of the civil rights movement.Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech Is an Often Ignored Masterpiece|Malcolm Jones|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To do so in a Salvadoran prison defies comprehension and inspires respect for their grit and determination.
A friend of mine is recovering from alcoholism and she just has to grit her teeth at weddings.
For me, the takeaway from these results is that creativity—just like grit—does not occupy a separate sphere from academics.
Nor am I one of those pathetic “men” too wimpy to handle the grit of parenthood.
Tangent screws and bearings should be frequently inspected for dust or grit.Visual Signaling|Signal Corps United States Army
Wash the leeks well, and see no grit remains, then cut them in short pieces.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
They were men of grit, men of the hills, men whose religious ancestry was right royal.Lancashire Idylls (1898)|Marshall Mather
"Ye have the grit, ma'am," he said, as he mounted his horse again.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
Talk about grit, the time a man wants to show that article's when he's busted.The Main Chance|Meredith Nicholson
verb grits, gritting or gritted
Word Origin for grit
noun, adjective Canadian
Old English greot "sand, dust, earth, gravel," from Proto-Germanic *greutan "tiny particles of crushed rock" (cf. Old Saxon griot, Old Frisian gret, Old Norse grjot "rock, stone," German Grieß "grit, sand"), from PIE *ghreu- "rub, grind" (cf. Lithuanian grudas "corn, kernel," Old Church Slavonic gruda "clod"). Sense of "pluck, spirit" first recorded American English, 1808.
"make a grating sound," 1762, probably from grit (n.). Related: Gritted; gritting.