[ proh-trood, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtrud, prə- /

verb (used without object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.

to project.

verb (used with object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.

to thrust forward; cause to project.

Origin of protrude

1610–20; < Latin prōtrūdere to thrust forward, equivalent to prō- pro-1 + trūdere to thrust

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British Dictionary definitions for protrude

/ (prəˈtruːd) /


to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface

Derived forms of protrude

protrudable, adjectiveprotrudent, adjective

Word Origin for protrude

C17: from Latin, from pro- ² + trudere to thrust
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Medicine definitions for protrude

[ prō-trōōd ]


To push or thrust outward.
To jut out; project.
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