protrude




Protrude means to stick out. A gravestone protrudes from the ground, a shelf protrudes from a wall, a lollipop stick protrudes from your mouth.

From the Latin prō- “forward, out” + trūdere “to thrust,” protrude often describes coastlines where rocks stick out into the water. Prō- gives us protrusion “something that sticks out,” and protuberance “something that grows out of something else”––a goiter, for example, or a nose.

Definitions of protrude
  1. verb

    extend out or project in space

    synonyms:
    jut, jut out, project, stick out
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    overhang

    project over
    push up, thrust

    push upward
    spear, spear up

    thrust up like a spear
    bag, bulge

    bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    cantilever

    project as a cantilever
    protuberate

    form a rounded prominence

  2. verb

    bulge outward

    synonyms:
    bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, start
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    type of:

    change form, change shape, deform

    assume a different shape or form

  3. verb

    swell or protrude outwards

    synonyms:
    bulge, pouch
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    types:

    bulk

    stick out or up
    type of:

    change form, change shape, deform

    assume a different shape or form

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