protrude

[proh-trood, pruh-]
verb (used without object), protruded, protruding.
1.
to project.
verb (used with object), protruded, protruding.
2.
to thrust forward; cause to project.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin prōtrūdere to thrust forward, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + trūdere to thrust

protrudent, adjective
protrusible [proh-troo-suh-buhl, -zuh-, pruh-] , protrudable, adjective
nonprotruding, adjective
unprotruded, adjective
unprotrudent, adjective
unprotruding, adjective
unprotrusible, adjective


1. bulge, swell, belly.
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protrude (prəˈtruːd)
 
vb
1.  to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
2.  to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
 
[C17: from Latin, from pro-² + trudere to thrust]
 
pro'trudable
 
adj
 
pro'trudent
 
adj

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protrude
1620, "to drive along, thrust forward," from L. protrudere "thrust forward," from pro- "forward" + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "stick out" first recorded 1626.
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protrude pro·trude (prō-trōōd')
v. pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing, pro·trudes

  1. To push or thrust outward.

  2. To jut out; project.

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Example sentences
The animal's gills can be seen protruding from its head.
The rest of the body, except for his protruding feet, remains shrouded in a
  linen cover.
These barbs, in turn, have smaller flat structures dubbed barbules protruding
  from them.
Some of its characteristics, such as long arms and a protruding nose, are
  recognizably human.
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