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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


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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