HyperDic: grit

English > 4 senses of the word grit:
VERBcontactgritcover with a grit
contactgritclench together
NOUNsubstancegrit, gritrock, gritstonea hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
attributegrit, backbone, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionfortitude and determination
grit > pronunciation
Soundsgrih't
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > grit: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone.
Synonymsgritrock, gritstone
BroadersandstoneA sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
Catalangrit
Adjectivesgrittycomposed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
Verbsgritcover with a grit
English > grit: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningfortitude and determination.
Synonymsbackbone, guts, moxie, sand, gumption
Broaderfortitudestrength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishagallas, cojones, coraje, discernimiento, huevos, moxie, nervio, sangre fría, valor
Catalancollons, coratge, moxie, ous, pebrots
Adjectivesgrittywilling to face danger
English > grit: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningCover with a grit.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"grit roads"
Broadercoat, surfacePut a coat on
Spanisharenar
Nounsgrita hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
English > grit: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningclench together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"grit one's teeth"
Broaderclenchsqueeze together tightly

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