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gross-out

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 out

To disgust or repulse (someone). A noun or pronoun can be used between "gross" and "out." I could never be a nurse—blood just grosses me out too much. I was really grossed out by that movie. The gore was so disgusting.
See also: gross, out

by the gross

In large quantities. Although this definition is broad, a "gross," when used as a unit of measure, equals 12 dozen. Oh, we definitely have more paper towels somewhere in the house—my mom practically buys them by the gross.
See also: by, gross

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!
See also: gross

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

by the gross

in large numbers or amounts.
A gross was formerly widely used as a unit of quantity equal to twelve dozen; the word comes from the French gross douzaine , which literally means ‘large dozen’.
See also: by, gross

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.
See also: gross, out

gross

(gros)
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.
See also: gross, out, someone

gross-out

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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