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Bulge vs. Protuberate

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Bulgenoun

Something sticking out from a surface; a swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, especially when caused by pressure.

‘a bulge in a wall’; ‘a bulge in my pocket where I kept my wallet’;

Protuberateverb

(intransitive) To bulge outward, producing a rounded protuberance.

Bulgenoun

The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.

Protuberateverb

To cause to bulge outward.

Bulgenoun

(nautical) The bilge of a vessel.

Protuberateverb

To swell, or be prominent, beyond the adjacent surface; to bulge out.

Bulgenoun

(colloquial) The outline of male genitals visible through clothing.

Protuberateverb

cause to bulge out or project

Bulgenoun

(figurative) A sudden rise in value or quantity.

Protuberateverb

form a rounded prominence;

‘The starved child's belly protuberated’;

Bulgeverb

(intransitive) To stick out from (a surface).

‘The submarine bulged because of the enormous air pressure inside.’; ‘He stood six feet tall, with muscular arms bulging out of his black T-shirt.’;

Bulgeverb

(intransitive) To bilge, as a ship; to founder.

Bulgenoun

The bilge or protuberant part of a cask.

Bulgenoun

A swelling, protuberant part; a bending outward, esp. when caused by pressure; as, a bulge in a wall.

Bulgenoun

The bilge of a vessel. See Bilge, 2.

Bulgeverb

To swell or jut out; to bend outward, as a wall when it yields to pressure; to be protuberant; as, the wall bulges.

Bulgeverb

To bilge, as a ship; to founder.

‘And scattered navies bulge on distant shores.’;

Bulgenoun

something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form

Bulgeverb

swell or protrude outwards;

‘His eyes bulged with surprise’;

Bulgeverb

bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

Bulgeverb

bulge outward;

‘His eyes popped’;

Bulgeverb

cause to bulge or swell outwards

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