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by the gross

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

gross up

To increase the net amount of some financial figure or payment in order to include or account for deductions, such as taxes. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gross" and "up." You'll want to gross up all your profits when reporting them at the end of the year. My employers grossed me up by $3,000 that month to account for travel expenses and new equipment I would need to buy.
See also: gross, up

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!

so gross

(That is) very disgusting, nauseating, or repellant. A: "I stepped in dog poo while I was out for my walk." B: "So gross! People who don't pick up after their dogs should be put in jail!" Your room is so gross. Do you ever clean?
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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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
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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