- v. present participle of grit.
“Although it is called gritting, grit is not actually involved in the process.”
“I had to visit Cambridge with work for a meeting with some clients - not a bad trip over there from Birmingham, but Cambs City Council don't seem to have cottoned on to the idea of gritting pavements yet ... the place was one big ice rink!”
“Bunches of people who voted for him are now just kind of gritting their teeth and bearing it.”
“After my obligatory teeth-gritting at the "why does the only mode of historical adventure for girls involve them already being flat-chested?" moment, I loved the rest of this book.”
“Other than gritting our teeth or fighting back hard, is there anything my wife and I can do?”
“Perhaps, as rumoured, in some cases the spur was an expensive divorce or an unwise investment, but on stage, where it counts, no one seemed to be gritting their teeth and thinking of their mortgage.”
“Then there are the near 3 million shopworkers gritting their teeth as Now That's what I Call Xmas plays on in-store PA systems.”
“I caught myself gritting my teeth and yawned wide to stretch my jaw, though it did nothing to release my frustration.”
“The tension—the sense that at any second she could start gritting her teeth and lash out—was gone.”
“Something about the way he said “we” had me gritting my teeth.”
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