archaic : to thrust forward
Examples of PROTRUDE
- His lower jaw protrudes slightly.
- A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.
Origin of PROTRUDE
to thrust — more at threat
First Known Use: 1620
Related to PROTRUDE
- bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, bulge, stand out, start, stick out, swell
pro·trude verb \prō-ˈtrüd\ (Medical Dictionary)
: to cause to project <the mentalis raises and protrudes the lower lip—Gray's Anatomy>
: to jut out from the surrounding surface
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