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Meaning of PROTRUDE

Pronunciation:  prow'trood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  swell or protrude outwards; "His eyes bulged with surprise"
  2. [v]  bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
  3. [v]  extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock stick out from the cliff"

PROTRUDE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bug out, bulge, bulge, bulge out, come out, jut, jut out, pop, pop out, pouch, project, stick out
 See Also: bag, bulge, bulk, cantilever, change form, change form, change shape, change shape, deform, deform, overhang, push up, spear, spear up, thrust



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*trude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protruded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Protruding}.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward
    + trudere to thrust. See {Threat}.]
    1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke.
    2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from
       confinement; to cause to come forth.
             When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems.
  2. \Pro*trude"\, v. i.
    To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond
    a limit; to project.
          The parts protrude beyond the skin.      --Bacon.