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American English: /ɡroʊs/
British English: /ɡrəʊs/

Translation of gross in Spanish:


  • 1 (extreme, flagrant) (before noun)
    a gross distortion of the facts
    una burda tergiversación de los hechos
    gross ignorance
    ignorancia (feminine) crasa or supina
    Example sentences
    • The indignation is compounded by evidence of gross corruption.
    • The apathy, lack of understanding and political will and gross corruption in the government enhances the scope of the industry to continue with impunity.
    • Even if we forget about principle and adopt a pragmatic stance, there is little to be gained in appeasing gross violence by the powerful.
  • 2 (total)
    I earn £400 a week gross
    gano 400 libras brutas por semana
    gross domestic/national product (Economics)
    producto (masculine) interno/nacional bruto
  • 3 3.1 (fat)
    3.2 (vulgar)
    did he do that? that's gross!
    ¿eso hizo? ¡qué asco!
    Example sentences
    • A man fallen in the ocean of nescience cannot be saved simply by rescuing his outward dress - the gross material body.
    • The former worships the gross material object, while the latter have recourse to imagery.
    • I found your gross tongues disgusting in their barbarism, but still I learned them.
    Example sentences
    • At least a third of the people promenading along the seafront were more than just overweight - they were gross, with their swollen bellies leading the way.

transitive verb

  • (worker/earner)
    tener una entrada bruta de
    their profits grossed 2 million
    tuvieron beneficios brutos or (in Latin America also) utilidades brutas de 2 millones
    Example sentences
    • The oversized celebrity has been in 30 films since 1970, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars.
    • He also informed delegates that the qualifiers had grossed a million less than in the previous year because of falling attendances.
    • When's the last time you hear about a poet's latest world tour grossing a million a night?

noun plural gross

  • 1 (144)
    gruesa (feminine)
    doce docenas (feminine plural)
  • 2
    also: plural grosses
    (gross profit)
    Example sentences
    • Chaplin had big box-office grosses, but he made relatively few pictures.
    • The overall box office grosses for the summer season, which ends today, on Labor Day, is just slightly ahead of last summer's record pace.
    • This is normally a sign that audiences like a film and the film's grosses are going to hold up well in subsequent weeks, so the film's final gross could still be quite good.

Phrasal verbs

gross out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(American English) [slang]
darle asco a

gross up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
(Finance)the yield is 5% which, grossed up, gives 6.7%
produce un 5%, es decir, un 6,7% bruto or antes de las retenciones

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