grit your teeth meaning, grit your teeth definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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grit  

  ( grits    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gritting    present participle)   ( gritted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Grit is very small pieces of stone. It is often put on roads in winter to make them less slippery.  
He felt tiny bits of grit and sand peppering his knees.     
2       n-uncount   If someone has grit, they have the determination and courage to continue doing something even though it is very difficult.  
You've got to admire her grit.     
3       verb   If you grit your teeth, you press your upper and lower teeth tightly together, usually because you are angry about something.  
Gritting my teeth, I did my best to stifle one or two remarks...      V n  
`It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer, through gritted teeth.      V-ed  
4    If you grit your teeth, you make up your mind to carry on even if the situation is very difficult.  
grit your teeth             phrase   V inflects  
There is going to be hardship, but we have to grit our teeth and get on with it.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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grit     ( grits    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gritting    present participle)   ( gritted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Grit is very small pieces of stone. It is often put on roads in winter to make them less slippery.  
He felt tiny bits of grit and sand peppering his knees.     
2       n-uncount   If someone has grit, they have the determination and courage to continue doing something even though it is very difficult.  
You've got to admire her grit.     
3       verb   If you grit your teeth, you press your upper and lower teeth tightly together, usually because you are angry about something.  
Gritting my teeth, I did my best to stifle one or two remarks...      V n  
`It is clear that my client has been less than frank with me,' said his lawyer, through gritted teeth.      V-ed  
4    If you grit your teeth, you make up your mind to carry on even if the situation is very difficult.  
grit your teeth      phrase   V inflects  
There is going to be hardship, but we have to grit our teeth and get on with it.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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grit  


      n  
1    dust, gravel, pebbles, sand  
2    backbone, balls     (taboo slang)   courage, determination, doggedness, fortitude, gameness, guts     (informal)   hardihood, mettle, nerve, perseverance, pluck, resolution, spirit, tenacity, toughness  
      vb  
3    clench, gnash, grate, grind  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

grist, gritty, git, gristle

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exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
to support your family
exp.
calm down!
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
v.
Coja su chaqueta de la percha
Español de españa En este caso Get se refiere a obtener, traducido como coger, pies Obtener suena muy extraño.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
n.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
n.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
A comment is something that you say which expresses your opinion of something or which gives an explanation of it.
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
n.
something that limits your freedom to so what you want.
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
adj.
the decision is yours
n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...

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