AskDefine | Define protrude

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1 extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff" [syn: stick out, jut out, jut, project]
2 bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out]
3 swell or protrude outwards; "His eyes bulged with surprise" [syn: bulge, pouch]

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  1. To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arise, bail out, balloon, beetle, belly out, break cover, break forth, bristle up, bulge, burst forth, cock up, come, come forth, come out, debouch, disembogue, effuse, emanate, emerge, erupt, extend, extrude, goggle, issue, issue forth, jump out, jut, jut out, overhang, poke, poke out, pouch, pout, project, protuberate, sally, sally forth, shoot out, shoot up, stand out, start up, stick out, stick up, surface, thrust out
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