grit

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɡrɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/grɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grit)


Inflections of 'grit' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
grits
v 3rd person singular
gritting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gritted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gritted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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grit

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. covered in grit from the [road, hike]
  2. wipe the grit off your face
  3. wipe the grit out of your eyes
  4. have a piece of grit in my eye
  5. brush the grit [off, from] your clothes
  6. wash the grit off
  7. the grit and [dust, grime, grunge]
  8. the grit from a [long, hard] day's work
  9. the grit of the (big) city
  10. use a [fine, medium, coarse] grit
  11. use a [400] -grit (sandpaper)
  12. switch to a [finer, coarser] grit
  13. showed true grit to [win, get through, qualify]
  14. showed grit [in the face of danger, under extreme pressure]
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