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bulge

[ buhlj ]SEE DEFINITION OF bulge

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BULGE

They ran until the bulge of the inner globe all but hid the plane from them.

Positives do not swell or bulge as they discharge, but shed the active material.

"You've got the bulge on me this time, guv'nor," he admitted ruefully.

Peters bulged at any point, that bulge must be caused by a pistol.

The bulge is now a heap and ruin of burnt and tumbled mud and chalk.

But it will take some time to recover and we must be ready when the bulge comes.

These "soft spots" should not be depressed neither should they bulge.

Their walk is a waddle, and they bulge with seaming corpulency.

I consider that I have the bulge on him as far as you could chase a rabbit.

He only held me so tightly by the hand that my eyes began to bulge from my head.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "wallet, leather bag," from Old French bouge, boulge "wallet, pouch, leather bag," or directly from Latin bulga "leather sack" (see budget (n.)). Sense of "a swelling" is first recorded 1620s. Bilge (q.v.) might be a nautical variant.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BULGE

billowed

verbsurge
  • balloon
  • belly
  • bloat
  • bounce
  • bulge
  • ebb and flow
  • heave
  • pitch
  • puff up
  • ripple
  • rise and fall
  • rise up
  • rock
  • roll
  • swell
  • toss
  • undulate
  • wave

buckling

verbcontort, warp

distention

nouninflation
  • bloating
  • bulge
  • enlargement
  • expansion
  • increase
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