verb (used with object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
verb (used without object), grit·ted, grit·ting.
Origin of grit
Synonyms for grit
Related Words for grittedgrate, rub, scrape, crush, clamp, grit, whet, smooth, abrade, file, polish, gnash, sand
Examples from the Web for gritted
Contemporary Examples of gritted
After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of gritted
Wally gritted disgustedly, glancing over his shoulder at them.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It was hard work, but they gritted their teeth and would not give up.Frank Roscoe's Secret
She gritted her teeth on the words, her nostrils distended with rage.Priestess of the Flame
Sewell Peaslee Wright
“Two days in succession I have been disturbed,” he gritted out.The Night Riders
At last he gritted his teeth and forced himself to look at the walls.Loot of the Void
Edwin K. Sloat
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.