gross out

gross out
verb
1. fill with distaste
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This spoilt food disgusts me

Syn: ↑disgust, ↑revolt, ↑repel
Derivationally related forms: ↑repulsive (for: ↑repel), ↑repellant (for: ↑repel), ↑repellent (for: ↑repel), ↑disgust (for: ↑disgust)
Hypernyms: ↑stimulate, ↑excite, ↑stir
Hyponyms: ↑sicken, ↑nauseate, ↑turn one's stomach
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. lose one's nerve
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When he saw the accident, he freaked out

Syn: ↑freak out, ↑freak
Hypernyms: ↑panic
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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transitive verb
Etymology: gross (I)
: to offend, insult, or disgust by something gross

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gross out (informal, chiefly N American)
To disgust, shock, offend with indecency or sickening behaviour
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Main Entry:gross

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ˌgross ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gross out he/she/it grosses out present participle grossing out past tense grossed out past participle grossed out] informal phrasal verb
if something grosses you out, it is so unpleasant that it makes you feel ill
Thesaurus: to cause someone to have an illness or feel illsynonym
Main entry: gross

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gross out [phrasal verb]
gross (someone) out also gross out (someone) chiefly US, informal : to cause (someone) to feel disgusted

He's always grossing me out by playing with his food.

I was really grossed out by all the blood and guts in the movie.

— see also gross-out
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Main Entry:gross

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