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GRIT (gritted, gritting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grit mean? 

GRIT (noun)
  The noun GRIT has 2 senses:

1. a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
2. fortitude and determination

  Familiarity information: GRIT used as a noun is rare.


GRIT (verb)
  The verb GRIT has 2 senses:

1. cover with a grit
2. clench together

  Familiarity information: GRIT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRIT (noun)


Sense 1grit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

grit; gritrock; gritstone

Hypernyms ("grit" is a kind of...):

sandstone (a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.))


Sense 2grit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fortitude and determination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

guts; moxie; backbone; grit; gumption; sand

Context example:

he didn't have the guts to try it

Hypernyms ("grit" is a kind of...):

fortitude (strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


GRIT (verb)


Sense 1grit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with a grit

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

grit roads

Hypernyms (to "grit" is one way to...):

coat; surface (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2grit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clench together

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

grit one's teeth

Hypernyms (to "grit" is one way to...):

clench (squeeze together tightly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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