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1. modifier Eliciting a strong feeling of disgust or revulsion, usually intentionally. With its paper-thin plot and gross-out humor, this movie will only appeal to the most juvenile of audiences.
2. noun Some thing, event, or situation that elicits a strong feeling of disgust or revulsion, whether intentionally or not. That new horror movie isn't even scary, it's just trying to be a big gross-out. There's a piece of meat in the fridge that's completely rotten. What a gross-out!

gross someone out

to disgust someone. Those horrible pictures just gross me out. Jim's story totally grossed out Sally.
See also: gross, out

so gross

Sl. How disgusting! He put chocolate syrup on his pie! So gross! He's barfing! So gross!
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gross somebody out

also gross out somebody
to make someone uncomfortable because it is very unpleasant I could only watch part of the movie because it really grossed me out.
See also: gross, out

gross one out

Disgust or revolt one, as in Chewing gum in church grosses me out, or His explicit language grossed her out. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: gross, one, out

gross out

v. Slang
To fill someone with disgust; nauseate someone: The pizza they serve at school grosses me out. The gory pictures grossed out our friends.
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mod. crude; vulgar; disgusting. (Slang only when overused.) What a gross thing to even suggest.

gross someone out

tv. to disgust someone. Jim’s story totally grossed out Sally.
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1. n. something disgusting. That horror movie was a real gross-out.
2. mod. disgusting; gross. What a gross-out day this has been!

So gross!

exclam. How disgusting! (California.) He put chocolate syrup on his pie! So gross!
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Unlike the old program, however, gross polluters cannot obtain repeated waivers.
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The employer also may provide that long-term disability premiums will automatically be included in the employee's gross income unless the employee affirmatively elects otherwise before a new plan year begins.
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Nightingale's gross profit margin was 72%, compared to gross profit margin of 58% in Q1 2007.
83(h) is limited to the value of the transferred property actually included in the employee's gross income, either on a return or as a result of a final determination between the employee and the IRS that is binding on the employee.
With a few notable exceptions, the Notice follows a generally expansive approach in defining the gross receipts qualifying as DPGR.
Barbara Gross, executive vice president of Sheldon Gross, and Al Mirabella, vice president, represented the tenant in this transaction.
The movie's opening weekend gross alone is already more than the most recent entry in each franchise grossed during their entire domestic runs combined.
In light of the LLC fee that California charges, which is a percentage of the business' gross receipts, an S corporation usually winds up being the preferable way to go.
Single person one child 2014/15 2015/16 Gross income 6,000 6,000 Tax allowances used 10,000 10,600 Car benefit 0 0 Taxable income 0 0 Gross tax 0 0 Married relief 0 0 NI contribution 0 0 Universal credit 7,990 8,067 Child benefit 1,066 1,076 Net income 15,056 15,144 Net change p/a GAIN 87 Weekly change 1.