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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 bunch, convexity, jut, overhang, projection, protrusion, protuberance, swell Related Words 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 crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocket Antonyms 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 better, advantage, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, pull, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handRelated Words 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 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 disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike


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 bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swell Related Words dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretch Near Antonyms compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

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


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