gritted gritted

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
  2. (n) fortitude and determination
  3. (v) cover with a grit
  4. (v) clench together

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For months, many citizens of China's most populous city gritted their teeth as Beijing got all the glory.
  2. Moreover, Kentucky is already represented on the bench by reactionary old James Clark McReynoldsat this thought Franklin Roosevelt may well have gritted his teeth.
  3. A riding accident broke both his legs in 1938, but, having gritted through 30 operations, he can now get around without a cane.

News

  • NYU Offers Top Talent a Path to Beachfront Property

    Not these, but like these. New York University students carry some of the highest debt loads in the nation , a fact they are bound to remember through gritted teeth when they read the New York Times report about the school's loans to top faculty for vacation homes in places like Fire Island and the Hamptons.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "I had been wearing a cast boot, so thought I would be okay, but as soon as I started running I knew I had no chance. Even if it had been the World Cup final I couldn't have gritted my teeth and played. Maybe if I was a prop forward, but in my...
    on Feb 20, 2009 By: Shane Williams Source: SkySports

  2. "That was a battle in which we have expended a lot of energy," said Germany captain Michael Ballack. "We weren't very good in the first half and in the second we weren't that good either, but we gritted our teeth and we wanted the victory....
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Joachim Loew Source: BBC Sport

  3. "We saved some sanity around here with the streak we've been in," Bochy said. "They just gritted this thing out and found a way to get a win. We needed it bad."
    on Jun 23, 2007 By: Bruce Bochy Source: ABC News

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