outgross

verb
out·​gross | \ ˌau̇t-ˈgrōs How to pronounce outgross (audio) \
outgrossed; outgrossing; outgrosses

Definition of outgross

transitive verb

1 : to gross more than a highly anticipated movie that outgrossed all the rest in its first week
2 : to be more disgusting or gross than : to exceed in grossness But violence and decay can't make or break a [TV] series … With so much competition, the rush to outgross the grossest can't possibly last.— Tim Goodman

Examples of outgross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heck, the second-biggest global grosser at that moment was Will Smith’s Independence Day, while Smith’s Men in Black would outgross The Lost World domestically in the summer of 1997. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Levy remembers when Night at the Museum would outgross the likes of Superman Returns and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Animal House’ would outgross ‘American Graffiti’ (the 1973 Universal movie that earned $55.8 million in domestic film rentals). Scott Harrison, latimes.com, 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of outgross

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

25 Apr 2022

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“Outgross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgross. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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