grit noun

1 small pieces of stone

QUANT. bit, piece A bit of grit had got into my eye.

2 courage/determination

ADJ. sheer, true

VERB + GRIT have Don't give in yet. You have more grit than that. | display, show The team showed their true grit and played a magnificent game. | take It takes sheer grit to stand up to a bully like that.