What does protrude mean?

Definitions for protrude
proʊˈtrud, prə-pro·trude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, projectverb

    extend out or project in space

    "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"

  2. start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come outverb

    bulge outward

    "His eyes popped"

  3. bulge, pouch, protrudeverb

    swell or protrude outwards

    "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"


  1. protrudeverb

    To extend from, above or beyond a surface or boundary; to bulge outward; to stick out.

  2. Etymology: From protrudo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Protrudeverb

    To thrust forward.

    Etymology: protrudo, Lat.

    When the stomach has performed its office upon the food, it protrudes it into the guts, by whose peristaltick motion it is gently conveyed along. John Locke.

    They were not left, upon the sea’s being protruded forwards, and constrained to fall off from certain coasts by the mud or earth, which is discharged into it by rivers. John Woodward.

    By slow degrees,
    High as the hills protrude the swelling vales. James Thomson.

    His left arm extended, and fore finger protruded. Thomas Garlick.

  2. To Protrudeverb

    To thrust itself forward.

    If the spirits be not merely detain’d, but protrude a little, and that motion be confused, there followeth putrefaction. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Protrudeverb

    to thrust forward; to drive or force along

  2. Protrudeverb

    to thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth

  3. Protrudeverb

    to shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project

  4. Etymology: [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Protrude

    prō-trōōd′, v.t. to thrust or push forward: to drive along: to put out.—v.i. to be thrust forward or beyond the usual limit.—adjs. Protrud′able, Protru′sile, protractile; Protru′sible, able to be protruded.—n. Protru′sion, the act of thrusting forward or beyond the usual limit: the state of being protruded: that which protrudes.—adj. Protru′sive, thrusting or impelling forward: protruding.—adv. Protru′sively.—n. Protru′siveness. [L. protrudĕrepro, forward, trudĕre, to thrust.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protrude in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protrude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of protrude in a Sentence

  1. Clifford Villalon:

    Many people are misquoted not by the language that they speak, but by the language of their behaviors that protrude their personalities.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. emerge
    • B. moan
    • C. distinguish
    • D. jeopardize

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