Translation of gross in Spanish:


flagrante, adj.

Pronunciation /ɡrəʊs//ɡroʊs/


  • 1

    (extreme, flagrant)
    (disregard/injustice) flagrante
    (exaggeration) burdo
    a gross distortion of the facts una burda tergiversación de los hechos
    • gross ignorance ignorancia crasa / supina
    • So the idea that you can buy your way in is much more than a ‘trade in titles’; it is a gross corruption of the system.
    • The video footage was so obviously a gross invasion of privacy and a violation of human dignity.
    • Right now my research is taking the form of looking into the gross human-rights abuses in our prison system, particularly women's prisons.
    • Such a picture is clearly a gross exaggeration.
    • I think it would be a gross exaggeration to say there are difficulties all over the country with them.
    • However, the irregularities of the count, and the gross violence and intimidation in the months leading up to the vote, make her legal challenge to the result very strong.
    • The indignation is compounded by evidence of gross corruption.
    • We're more worried about the gross abuses and gross exaggerations of these ideas which originated in philosophy of science but which have trickled down in vulgarised form to anthropology and cultural studies.
    • Thirdly, the level of discrimination involved was gross and obvious.
    • To say that such a fate would be unpleasant would be an astronomically gross understatement.
    • We and the civilized world are in shock at this gross inhumanity, and we extend heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed and wounded.
    • 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.
    • He is disgusting when he uses gross oversimplifications to describe the policies of foreign leaders.
    • And that was seen widely as a gross abuse of power.
    • Instead, she has chosen a dangerous, heartbreaking life, which sees risk and suffering and gross inhumanity every single day.
    • To suggest that it would become an open door for crooks, conmen and other criminals is a gross exaggeration.
    • The only problem with this report is that it contains flat out misrepresentations, gross exaggerations, flying leaps of logic and claims that cannot stand up to rigorous scrutiny.
    • We are concerned about these stories which seem to be a gross exaggeration of the facts.
    • ‘This is unacceptable and a gross waste of effort,’ he said.
  • 2

    (profit/weight/income) bruto
    I earn £400 a week gross gano 400 libras brutas por semana
    • gross domestic/national product producto interno/nacional bruto
  • 3

    • 3.1(fat)

      • 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.

    • 3.2(vulgar)

      (person) ordinario
      (person) grosero
      (person) basto
      (language/joke) soez
      (spectacle) burdo
      did he do that? that's gross! ¿eso hizo? ¡qué asco!
      • The former worships the gross material object, while the latter have recourse to imagery.
      • A man fallen in the ocean of nescience cannot be saved simply by rescuing his outward dress - the gross material body.
      • Matter exists on a gross level, is stable and slow to change.
      • I found your gross tongues disgusting in their barbarism, but still I learned them.
      • By the influence of the mode of passion, which is related to air, we endeavor to manifest the form on the gross level.
      • Jane was no beauty, always delving into some novel of gross sentimentality, and her conversational skills were disgustingly average.
      • While on a gross level we can distinguish one thing from another, on a refined level no thing is actually find-able.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (earner/worker) tener una entrada bruta de
    their profits grossed 2 million tuvieron beneficios brutos de 2 millones
    • He also informed delegates that the qualifiers had grossed a million less than in the previous year because of falling attendances.
    • It became the highest grossing film of all time within two months, and every cast member including the dog won Oscars at the Academy Awards.
    • Which film has grossed more money than any other this year?
    • When's the last time you hear about a poet's latest world tour grossing a million a night?
    • The movie is grossing $25 million dollars a day.
    • But who cares what purists or musos think when there's a buck to be grossed?
    • Let's say that a worker grosses about $9,000 a year.
    • Last weekend, four new movies opened and grossed about $61 million between them.
    • It would go on to become Fox's highest grossing film of 1948.
    • In the United States alone, the title grossed an unprecedented $30 million in sales.
    • This film did of course gross an enormous amount of money worldwide and in America, and also received a pile of Oscar nominations.
    • It was the second highest grossing film in Korea that year, and the highest grossing comedy ever.
    • It is the highest grossing R-rated film ever, outdistancing the runner up by 15%.
    • It had enormous success at the box office running for six months in Sydney alone and became one of the three highest grossing Australian documentaries since 2000.
    • For several years, it was the highest grossing film of all time, and that makes a statement worth listening to.
    • The oversized celebrity has been in 30 films since 1970, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars.
    • Since then, the movie has grossed more than 200 million in theatre and video sales.
    • The first two episodes grossed an extraordinary £1.1 billion.
    • And, in the spirit of its trashy themes, it has grossed its director a fortune.
    • If healthcare grosses $1.2 trillion in 1999, and fraud represents 10% of that total, that means a tidy sum of $100 billion a year lost to fraudulent claims.

plural noun

  • 1

    gruesa feminine
    doce docenas feminine
  • 2plural grosses

    (gross profit)
    ingresos brutos masculine
    • They're so intent on having big first weekend grosses.
    • Selling out has more to do with ticket grosses than the antimaterialist who stands apart from society.
    • Projected grosses are reported during every news show each Sunday night, with ‘real’ numbers arriving 24 hours later.
    • If you add up the grosses of all these titles and estimate final numbers for this year's already-in-release product, the total should be about the same from last year's 22 to this year's 20.
    • In less than thirty years, roughly since the premiere of Star Wars, domestic grosses - once the industry's bread and butter - have become a virtual loss leader.
    • Film can sometimes seem obsessed with the hype and glory of the latest passing sensation and the opening weekend grosses of the newest blockbuster.
    • 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.
    • Maybe it was at the time when reporting weekend grosses became a feature, and hence a yardstick of a film's importance, in purportedly high-minded papers.
    • But of all the Oscar nominees it has racked up by far the biggest domestic grosses so far.
    • It has been reporting low grosses so it may fade away soon.
    • Things were helped by its non-US grosses being much greater than that, but still the studio would have been hard pressed to get its outlay back.
    • Broadway's weekly grosses are running ahead of this time last year, and every theater in the city is booked, with more than a dozen new shows opening over the next six months.
    • I think one of the problems with film criticism is that we rarely talk about art anymore - we obsess about the grosses, we gossip about the ‘industry,’ we talk about this week's new movie in relation to last week's new movie.
    • Chaplin had big box-office grosses, but he made relatively few pictures.
    • It's unfortunate, because while it may lead to big opening grosses, a lot of pictures that are a little different and don't fit so neatly into either a niche market or a high-concept marketing approach can get lost in the shuffle.
    • Now solve it for U.S. grosses, adjusted for inflation.
    • But in terms of commercial success, in terms of grosses - I really don't know.
    • It reported grosses for 20 weeks after that, most of which was second run, but that accounted for only $7 million of the $176 million domestic take.
    • 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.
    • Correct me if I'm wrong, but the two sequels cost about $350M combined, so this assumption is predicated on foreign grosses exceeding domestic.