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protrude

verb pro·trude \prō-ˈtrüd\

: to stick out

pro·trud·edpro·trud·ing

Full Definition of PROTRUDE

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to thrust forward
2
:  to cause to project
intransitive verb
:  to jut out from the surrounding surface or context <a handkerchief protruding from his breast pocket>
pro·tru·si·ble \-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

protrude

verb pro·trude \prō-ˈtrüd\   (Medical Dictionary)
pro·trud·edpro·trud·ing

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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