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  • as ingnash
  • as ingrind

synonyms for gritting

  • clamp
  • crush
  • grate
  • grit
  • rub
  • grate
  • rub
  • scrape
  • abrade
  • file
  • gnash
  • grit
  • polish
  • sand
  • smooth
  • whet
  • give an edge to
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How to use gritting in a sentence

"It's probably that cow-boy spotter of Norcross's, but he can't get away," Hatch was gritting—meaning Tarbell, probably.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
Livy and Clara are having a royal time worshiping the old masters, and I as good a time gritting my ineffectual teeth over them.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Gritting his teeth against the fear which welled up like nausea from the pit of his stomach, Garr Symm went with them.
EQUATION OF DOOMGERALD VANCE
It sounded like "iron gritting its teeth against some other iron."
KNUT HAMSUNHANNA ASTRUP LARSEN
After a time, the carriage, gritting along the stones, moved on.
HANIAHENRYK SIENKIEWICZ
I found myself using very rough language, groaning, gritting my teeth viciously.
THE TRAIL OF '98ROBERT W. SERVICE
And she was gritting her teeth and complimenting herself when she arrived at the task of pulling on her boots.
THE CALL OF THE CANYONZANE GREY
A mist seemed to come before his eyes, but with a gritting of his teeth he got more control of himself, and then he saw clear.
BART KEENE'S HUNTING DAYSALLEN CHAPMAN
Nackerson was gritting his teeth and summoning all his grit to the fore, in order to keep his lower limbs moving.
THE OUTDOOR CHUMS IN THE BIG WOODSQUINCY ALLEN
Then came the gritting of heels on the hardpacked294 trail and Overland Red stood in the doorway.
OVERLAND REDHENRY HERBERT KNIBBS
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