verb (used without object), bulged, bulg·ing.
verb (used with object), bulged, bulg·ing.
Origin of bulge
Synonyms for bulge
Related Words for bulgedwart, lump, nodule, protrude, swell, sag, bloat, projection, bump, swelling, promontory, growth, excrescence, dilation, bunch, protrusion, salient, hump, sac, blob
Examples from the Web for bulged
Contemporary Examples of bulged
It bulged in the pocket of my Dockers and as I loaded our minivan I noticed my wife noticing it.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
Historical Examples of bulged
(g) The spongy lead may be bulged, or the positives may be buckled.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
Then he carefully bestowed it in his coat pocket, where it bulged obtrusively.The Twins of Suffering Creek
The water on the right, close to the stern, bulged and burst with a roar.Tales of Fishes
Frozen with soul-chilling fear, Asher stared with eyes that bulged.
A television set had somehow been turned on by the crash that bulged the back wall.Morale
Word Origin for bulge
"to protrude, swell out," 1670s, from bulge (n.). Related: Bulged; bulging.