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protrude

[proh-trood, pruh-] /proʊˈtrud, prə-/
verb (used without object), protruded, protruding.
1.
to project.
verb (used with object), protruded, protruding.
2.
to thrust forward; cause to project.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin prōtrūdere to thrust forward, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + trūdere to thrust
Related forms
protrudent, adjective
protrusible
[proh-troo-suh-buh l, -zuh-, pruh-] /proʊˈtru sə bəl, -zə-, prə-/ (Show IPA),
protrudable, adjective
nonprotruding, adjective
unprotruded, adjective
unprotrudent, adjective
unprotruding, adjective
unprotrusible, adjective
Synonyms
1. bulge, swell, belly.
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Examples from the web for protrude
  • The air-conditioner does not protrude into the alley.
  • They are large-bodied and display a mouthful of sharp teeth that protrude in all directions, even when the mouth is shut.
  • Samantha's face and paws protrude from the cutout door.
  • Scrub the mussels, and use a paring knife to remove any beards that protrude from the shells.
  • Stamens protrude beyond curved surface of flower head, giving illusion of pins stuck into a cushion.
  • Exhaust pipes protrude from the walls, and vines scale the bricks.
  • Specimens should not be allowed to protrude above the level of the fluid in the container.
  • Remnants of the creature's yellow fins protrude from its shoulder, and pieces of bone fly everywhere.
  • Brady's legs, smeared with what appears to be chocolate, protrude from a washing machine seen from above.
  • Twisted wire and remains of stairs protrude from piles of formless rubble trucked from the city.
British Dictionary definitions for protrude

protrude

/prəˈtruːd/
verb
1.
to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
2.
to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
Derived Forms
protrudable, adjective
protrudent, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from pro-² + trudere to thrust
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Word Origin and History for protrude
v.

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.

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protrude in Medicine

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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