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
protrusibleplay \-ˈtrü-sə-bəl, -zə-\ adjective
Examples of protrude in a Sentence
His lower jaw protrudes slightly.
A handkerchief protruded from his shirt pocket.
Recent Examples of protrude from the Web
A worker stumbled across boots, bottles and clothing protruding from the ice — and, accompanying them, two bodies that police are estimating had been buried there for decades.
The tagged fish have a wire protruding from their abdomen, but are safe to consume after cleaning, according to ADCNR.
Helping the Type R attain that record pace are its many external vents, fins, and protruding air manipulators, including a massive wing perched just above the driver’s rearward line of sight.
Half buried in a mound of rubble beside a strike crater, limbs protruded, darkened by dust and rotting in the summer heat.
U.S. Olympic runner Alysia Montaño ran in last week's Track and Field Nationals wearing a Wonder Woman half-shirt that exposed her protruding midriff.
The Buck Moth caterpillar has a reddish head and small white spots and spiny barbed structures protruding from each segment of its body.
Police were summoned at 1 p.m. Thursday to a 7-Eleven store at 137 Manor Drive after a customer making a transaction at the ATM noticed a wire protruding above the PIN pad on the automated teller machine.
The new designs lack the distinctive protruding large bladed rotors that make helicopter operations a challenge in tight urban settings.
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Did You Know?
Since trudere means "to thrust" in Latin, protrude means basically "to thrust forward". If your neighbors' patio protrudes over your property boundary, you may want to discuss it with them. A protruding disc in your spine may have to be operated on sooner or later; superficial protrusions, such as corns or bunions, tend to be less serious than more deeply rooted ones.
PROTRUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of protrude for English Language Learners
: to stick out
PROTRUDE Defined for Kids
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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