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protrude

[ proh-trood, pruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF protrude

Synonyms for protrude

  • bulge
  • jut out
  • poke
  • beetle
  • distend
  • extend
  • extrude
  • jut
  • obtrude
  • overhang
  • point
  • pop
  • pouch
  • pout
  • project
  • start
  • swell
  • butt out
  • come through
  • shoot out
  • stand out
  • stick up
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Antonyms for protrude

  • cave in
  • contract
  • keep
  • shrink
  • depress
  • sink
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROTRUDE

She had no flesh left; her bones seemed to protrude through the skin.

The ribs had been cut across, and some portion of the heart or lung seemed to protrude.

He could protrude a feline set of claws from his velvet glove.

Anak's tongue began to protrude from his mouth and his eyes swelled.

Hernia—Rupture which permits a part of the bowels to protrude.

His nose is not flat, and his heels do not protrude unnecessarily.

They are allowed to protrude from its mouth until they decay and drop off.

His straggling locks, usually long, protrude from an aperture in his hat.

Inspector Aylesbury's eyes seemed to protrude extraordinarily.

Yet they need not protrude beyond the surface; but why hide them?

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to thrust forward or onward, to drive along;" 1640s, "to cause to stick out," from Latin protrudere "thrust forward; push out," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "jut out, bulge forth" recorded from 1620s. Related: Protruded; protruding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROTRUDE

blear

verbblur
  • darken
  • deceive
  • dim
  • dull
  • fog
  • mislead
  • obscure
  • protrude

butting

verbtouch, adjoin
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