grit one's teeth

Definition of grit one's teeth

  1. 1 :  to press or rub the teeth together He gritted his teeth in anger/pain.

  2. 2 :  to show courage and determination when dealing with problems or challenges Starting your own business can be very tough, but you just have to grit your teeth and keep working at it.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  sand, gravel

    :  a hard sharp granule (as of sand)

    :  material (as many abrasives) composed of such granules

  1. :  to give forth a grating sound

    :  to cause (as one's teeth) to grind or grate

    :  to cover or spread with grit

  1. : plural oftooth

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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