gritting gritting  /ˈɡrɪ tɪŋ/


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

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  1. The Metropolitan displays Van Gogh's rhapsodic energy If you once thought Vincent the Dutchman had been a trifle oversold, from Kirk Douglas gritting his mandibles in.
  2. Additionally, England could run out of gritting salt in two weeks.
  3. The chase scenes and shootouts and gritting teeth through pain.


  • M. Smithfield golf outlook finds silver lining in many rain clouds

    Ray White, head of the Middle Smithfield Township Golf Committee, went to the podium to give his monthly report on the state of the municipal course at the Country Club of the Poconos during the township Board of Supervisors meeting, and I was gritting...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Pocono Record


  1. "I'm gritting my teeth," said Gay, now into Wednesday's semi-finals, who had complained of feeling "sluggish" in the morning heats. "I'm trying to be strong. Mentally and physically I'm okay, only my left hamstring is bothering me a little...
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Tyson Gay Source: Independent Online

  2. "What bothered me today was I didn't see our team gritting their teeth," Sampson said. "We kept trying to come back, but the things you notice about young kids:when their shots aren't going in, that will dissolve their effort. You have to...
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Kelvin Sampson Source: (subscription)

  3. "He may be getting on in years but he remains a master batsman and as far as I know, he would really be gritting his teeth to prove a point or two to us and to his critics," said Kaneria in an exclusive telephonic interview today.
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Danish Kaneria Source: Hindu

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