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American English: /ɡrɪt/
British English: /ɡrɪt/

Translation of grit in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (dirt) I got a piece of grit in my eye
    se me metió una basurita en el ojo (Latin America)
    se me metió una brizna en el ojo (Spain)
    Example sentences
    • During the course of your fishing session your line will pick up small bits of grit, sand and algae.
    • Clean the cockles or clams by soaking them in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove any sand or grit.
    • He swallowed dust and grit and a bit of his back tooth.
    1.2 (gravel) 1.3 (for hens, cage birds)
  • 2 (courage) [colloquial]
    agallas (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    she showed true grit
    demostró tener agallas [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Our backs were truly against the wall and finally some of the true grit and character that has been lying dormant for too long came flooding through.
    • The crew is rising to every little challenge they are given and conquering them all with true grit and sheer determination.
    • With home games against sides they have the ability to beat and away games against sides they have already beaten, it is now all about true grit and determination.
  • 3
    also: grits plural
    (hominy grits) (US) (Cooking)
    sémola (feminine) de maíz

transitive verb present participle gritting past tense, past participle gritted

  • 1 (British)
    echar arenilla en
    Example sentences
    • According to Highways Agency guidelines councils are not required to grit every street and road in the borough.
    • We feel that none of the above would have happened if the council had gritted the roads.
    • After the crashes, City of York Council insisted it had gritted the road according to its procedures.
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