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grit

Pronunciation: /grɪt/

Translation of grit in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 1.1 (dirt) polvo (masculine) I got a piece of grit in my eye se me metió una basurita (Latin America/América Latina) or (Spain/España) brizna en el ojo
    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) arenilla (feminine) 1.3 (for hens, cage birds) arena (feminine)
  • 2 (courage) [colloquial/familiar] agallas (feminine plural) [colloquial/familiar] she showed true grit demostró tener agallas [colloquial/familiar]
    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
    (grits plural, (hominy grits))
    (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Cookery/Cocina] sémola (feminine) de maíz

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-tt-)

  • 1.1 (British English/inglés británico) [road] echar arenilla en 1.2tooth 1

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