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protrude

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verb pro·trude \prō-ˈtrüd\

Simple Definition of protrude

  • : to stick out

Full Definition of protrude

pro·trud·edpro·trud·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to thrust forward

  3. 2 :  to cause to project

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to jut out from the surrounding surface or context <a handkerchief protruding from his breast pocket>

pro·tru·si·ble play \-ˈtrü-sə-bəl, -zə-\ adjective

Examples of protrude

  1. His lower jaw protrudes slightly.

  2. A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.



Origin of protrude

Latin protrudere, from pro- + trudere to thrust — more at threat


First Known Use: 1620


Medical Dictionary

protrude

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verb pro·trude \prō-ˈtrüd\

Medical Definition of protrude

pro·trud·edpro·trud·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to cause to project <the mentalis raises and protrudes the lower lip—Gray's Anatomy>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to jut out from the surrounding surface





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