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gross

adjective, adverb uk   /ɡrəʊs/  us   /ɡroʊs/
C1 (in) total: A person's gross income is the money they earn before tax is deducted from it. Once wrapped, the gross weight of the package is 2.1 kg. She earns £30,000 a year gross.
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gross

adjective uk   /ɡrəʊs/  us   /ɡroʊs/

gross adjective (UNACCEPTABLE)

gross adjective (FAT)

extremely fat or large and ugly: I'd put on ten kilos and felt gross in my bikini.

gross adjective (UNPLEASANT)

informal extremely unpleasant: "Oh, gross!" she said, looking at the flies buzzing above the piles of dirty plates.

gross

verb [T] uk   /ɡrəʊs/  us   /ɡroʊs/
to earn a particular amount of money before tax is paid or costs are taken away: The film has grossed over $200 million this year.
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gross

noun [C] uk   /ɡrəʊs/  us   /ɡroʊs/ (plural gross) old-fashioned
(a group of) 144
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