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

transitive verb

: to gross more than
a highly anticipated movie that outgrossed all the rest in its first week
: 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 Wakanda Forever also both failed to outgross their predecessors, and audiences gave four of Marvel's six films before Vol. 3 a CinemaScore grade of B+ or lower. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 7 May 2023 Maverick has likely primed the pump and should boost interest in seeing Cruise perform more death-defying stunts, affording Dead Reckoning the chance to outgross Fallout. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 30 Apr. 2023 The film kicked off summer movie season in May 2017 and went on to outgross the original with $863.7 million. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2023 Dog, a far lower-profile flick with no Oscar aspirations, might just outgross it in North America. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outgross was in 1951

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“Outgross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgross. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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