verb (used without object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.
verb (used with object), pro·trud·ed, pro·trud·ing.
Origin of protrude
Examples from the Web for protrude
Hernia—Rupture which permits a part of the bowels to protrude.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
Inland, the arches from the aqueduct of the Siagne shed their bricks in wheat fields and protrude from clumps of hazels.Riviera Towns|Herbert Adams Gibbons
Yet they need not protrude beyond the surface; but why hide them?Principles of Decorative Design|Christopher Dresser
He could protrude a feline set of claws from his velvet glove.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
The last word caused a woolly head to protrude from the after hatchway, revealing a youth about twice the size of Billy.The Young Trawler|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for protrude
Word Origin for protrude
Word Origin and History for protrude
1610s, "to thrust forward or onward, to drive along;" 1640s, "to cause to stick out," from Latin protrudere "thrust forward; push out," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + trudere "to thrust" (see extrusion). Intransitive meaning "jut out, bulge forth" recorded from 1620s. Related: Protruded; protruding.