Simple Definition of protrude
: to stick out
Full Definition of protrude
1 archaic : to thrust forward
2 : to cause to project
: to jut out from the surrounding surface or context <a handkerchief protruding from his breast pocket>
Examples of protrude in a sentence
His lower jaw protrudes slightly.
A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.
Origin of protrude
Latin protrudere, from pro- + trudere to thrust — more at threat
First Known Use: 1620
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Definition of protrude for Students
: to stick out or cause to stick out
Medical Definition of protrude
transitive verb: to cause to project <the mentalis raises and protrudes the lower lip—Gray's Anatomy>
intransitive verb: to jut out from the surrounding surface
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