Definition of gross someone out in English:

gross someone out

phrasal verb

North American
  • Disgust someone.

    ‘he used to eat worms to gross her out’
    • ‘There are people sitting right behind you and you just grossed them out.’
    • ‘He told me that his dad is quite comfortable with the handling and filleting of fish so if I ever go fishing, I need to invite his dad along because this grosses me out.’
    • ‘However, he shot me a disgusted look, as if he was grossed out or something.’
    • ‘Eh, if I didn't know those two were only best friends, I would be grossed out.’
    • ‘The thought of a litter tray in a bathroom just grosses me out.’
    • ‘Add a lot of squashed bugs and stuff that grosses you out.’
    • ‘Previously, all vacuum cleaners have kept the dirt hidden in a bag, with the assumption that it would simply gross you out to see how dirty your house is.’
    • ‘Maybe you used to love your dad's juicy T-bones, but the thought of eating meat grosses you out now.’
    • ‘If certain bodily functions or cockroaches really do gross you out, this study is not for you.’
    • ‘It grossed me out at first, but it was commonplace in some cultures, especially tribal ones.’
    • ‘I did get in the kiss as I promised but it was a very quick chaste kinda one so I can't really say too much, other than I wasn't grossed out or anything so I guess he passes the first test.’
    • ‘I figured you were looking for something you could watch with a woman without grossing her out’
    • ‘I still like Robbie an awful lot but he kind of grosses me out at the same time.’
    • ‘My sweetie whispered in my ear that it was totally grossing him out and he couldn't eat any.’
    • ‘No, the fact that you two got married is what grosses me out.’
    • ‘He is into the tone and not terribly interested in grossing you out.’
    • ‘Cronenberg, infamous for exploding heads and such, isn't going to let us go home without grossing us out just a bit.’
    • ‘That's okay - I did my best to gross him out by telling him about all the sugar we eat for breakfast here.’
    • ‘I have a problem with blood and it just grosses me out badly.’
    • ‘I still haven't been able to make it past the second page of this discussion by nurses about what grosses them out, but I hope to do so someday.’
    • ‘I didn't think raising meat made much of an impression on her other than to gross her out on butchering day.’
    • ‘If you want to gross him out, get a bowl of tuna salad and hide it under the passenger seat.’
    • ‘If you plan on remaining roommates and it's really grossing you out, you have a few options.’
    • ‘I classify scaring the public with such a fact as something equivalent to grossing them out as well.’
    • ‘Do not test the hearers’ tolerance by grossing them out with gratuitous obscenities.’
    • ‘Let me run through a few examples of what people have had to do (if stuff grosses you out then stop reading).’
    • ‘If he's not freaking his classmates out in chemistry class, then he's grossing them out at lunch.’
    • ‘I guess the idea is completely grossing him out.’
    • ‘But for all I was grossed out, I was also engrossed.’
    • ‘He told me he was grossed out by my chocolate maggot story.’
    disgust, revolt, repel, repulse, sicken, nauseate, cause to feel nauseous, make shudder, turn someone's stomach, make someone's gorge rise
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