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bulge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bulge

  1. 1 a part that sticks out from the general mass of something several bulges in the old vinyl flooring in the dingy bathroom Synonyms of bulge bunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, protrusion, protuberance, swell Words Related to bulge dome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, mound Near Antonyms of bulge crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocket Antonyms of bulge cavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess

  2. 2 the more favorable condition or position in a competition somehow she got the bulge on him in the race for the statehouse Synonyms of bulge better, advantage, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handWords Related to bulge allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms of bulge detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms of bulge disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike

Synonym Discussion of bulge

projection, protrusion, protuberance, bulge mean an extension beyond the normal line or surface. projection implies a jutting out especially at a sharp angle.
    • those projections along the wall are safety hazards
protrusion suggests a thrusting out so that the extension seems a deformity.
    • the bizarre protrusions of a coral reef
protuberance implies a growing or swelling out in rounded form.
    • a skin disease marked by warty protuberances
bulge suggests an expansion caused by internal pressure.
    • bulges in the tile floor

bulge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bulge

  1. 1 to extend outward beyond a usual point the sides of the returning camper's suitcase bulged with a month's worth of dirty laundry Synonyms of bulge bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swell Words Related to bulge dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretch Near Antonyms of bulge compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

  2. 2 to be copiously supplied this guidebook to San Francisco positively bulges with useful information Synonyms of bulge brim, bristle, abound, burst, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms of bulge lack, need, want


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