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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 for protruding
  • 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.
  • Misaligned, crooked, protruding or overcrowded teeth can interfere with the proper development of body and mind.
  • After sterilization, a razor swipes the protruding veins to release bad blood.
  • On stubby legs they crawl over one another, gnawing on any protruding ear, limb or nose.
  • As the vine grows, poke protruding branches back inside the cylinder.
  • Find out why this shark is not nearly as fierce as its protruding teeth might suggest.
  • Upon arrival in the bay, they are basically starving, their breastbones protruding from their downy red chests.
British Dictionary definitions for protruding

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 protruding
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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protruding 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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