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 gritting
But down below, millions of Londoners from the queen on down are gritting their teeth and plugging their ears.
But her husband, who could tell she was gritting her teeth just to get through the encounter, bailed out.
Normally in Hollywood, you'd think 'Oh, these people are being nice to each other publicly and they're gritting their teeth.'
Also a name which is pronounced by hissing first and then gritting the teeth in a bitter manner.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
He stared downward at the choppy surface that seemed to sweep upward to meet him, gritting his teeth to drive fear away.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
But he cut a new bough, and gritting his teeth, once more fell to fighting fire.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss
Gritting his teeth determinedly, he led the way back along the track.Truxton King|George Barr McCutcheon
A few minutes later they heard the gritting of the carriage wheels on the drive.A Gamble with Life|Silas K. Hocking
- the spreading of grit on road surfaces to render them less slippery for vehicles during icy weather
- (as modifier)gritting lorries
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.