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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 of protrude
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 protruded
Historical Examples
  • Twice she protruded her gouty fingers, with swollen ends; and twice she drew them back to stroke her brows.

    Privy Seal Ford Madox Ford
  • Winkleman puffed out his chest and protruded his great beard.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Besides their cutlasses, they were armed with boarding-pikes, which protruded three feet in advance.

    Captain Kyd, Vol. II Joseph Holt Ingraham
  • Smoke was curling upward from the stovepipe which protruded above the roof.

    Left on the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • Their livid gums, from which most of their teeth had already fallen, protruded far beyond their lips.

  • But now, it appeared that the tile which protruded from the cement floor was removable.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • On the march, the troops came to a place where the Chaudiere swept a smooth beach, through which protruded parts of sand-roots.

    The Road to Paris Robert Neilson Stephens
  • At last with great caution the head and feet were protruded.

    Six Months at the Cape R.M. Ballantyne
  • Resting again, it protruded its foot on the left side, pulled with its full force, and freed the shell.

    Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes
  • The detective spun about, and protruded his heavy chin at the Duke.

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
British Dictionary definitions for protruded

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 protruded

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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protruded 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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