V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to extend or push outward

Synonyms: extend, project, jut, swell, protract, bulge

Antonyms: retract

Tips: The related, noun form of protrude is protrusion, which means "something that sticks out from its surrounding area." To say that something is protruding is a more sophisticated way of indicating that something is "sticking out."

Usage Examples:

The iguana protruded its head from the hole in the tree, but quickly stuck it back in. (extended, stuck out)

The trunk wasn't big enough to hold my surfboard, so the back of it protruded beyond the end of the car. (extended, stuck out)

The fall resulted in a nasty protrusion on my forehead. (bump, bulge) noun

My belly seems to be protruding more each day, and I'm very ready to have this baby. (bulging, swelling)

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