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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of grit.

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Examples

  • For several minutes, Gus and Matilda had to talk to him, in an effort to distract him from the burning; at one point, they thought they might have to restrain him, but Call gritted his teeth and let the little woman do her work.

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  • For several minutes, Gus and Matilda had to talk to him, in an effort to distract him from the burning; at one point, they thought they might have to restrain him, but Call gritted his teeth and let the little woman do her work.

    Dead Man’s Walk

  • The alarm was momentary, for a familiar voice said, as the point of a sword gritted in the sand at the speaker's feet --

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  • "All were amazed that this road was not gritted, which is a regular road used by those who go to see the Christmas lights."

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  • He rolled up his sleeves, clenched his fists, "gritted" his teeth, and commenced:

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  • They played in pouring cold rain on the west coast, and then toured in sleet on chartered buses that inched along icy and poorly "gritted" roads.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • They played in pouring cold rain on the west coast, and then toured in sleet on chartered buses that inched along icy and poorly "gritted" roads.

    Reader - MassLive.com

  • County Longford, only the national and primary roads are being gritted which is causing "havoc all over the midlands", according to independent councillor

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  • "All were amazed that this road was not gritted, which is a regular road used by those who go to see the Christmas lights.

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  • There were no round robin emails, there were no snotty comments on crime reports, the yard was clear (and gritted), and most importantly the queue for the (fully staffed) canteen was nil.

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