One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the grit from the paths got into her sandals’
gravel, pebbles, stones, shingle, sand, dust, dirt
2‘I'm very impressed by your grit’
courage, courageousness, bravery, pluck, mettle, mettlesomeness, backbone, spirit, strength of character, strength of will, moral fibre, steel, nerve, gameness, valour, fortitude, toughness, hardiness, resolve, determination, resolution
stamina, doggedness, tenacity, perseverance, endurance
gumption, guts, spunk
vulgar slang balls
1‘Gina gritted her teeth to keep her temper under control’
clench, clamp together, press together, shut tightly
grate, grind, gnash, scrape, rasp
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