to thrust forward; cause to project.
- pro·trud·ent, adjective
- pro·tru·si·ble [proh-troo-suh-buhl, -zuh-, pruh-], /proʊˈtru sə bəl, -zə-, prə-/, pro·trud·a·ble, adjective
- un·pro·trud·ed, adjective
- un·pro·trud·ent, adjective
- un·pro·tru·si·ble, adjective
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How to use protrude in a sentence
The results resemble loamy earth or damaged fabric and often protrude dramatically off the wooden panels that anchor them.In the galleries: Personal and political perspectives on the past | Mark Jenkins | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Sure, cameras have been able to zoom like crazy for decades, but usually not without a tell-tale telephoto lens protruding from the camera’s body.Review: The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Can't Deliver On All the Hype | Patrick Lucas Austin | March 4, 2020 | Time
Chris scrambled ahead, until he stopped again at an open expanse, where two large stone walls protruded from the grassy earth.
A heavy golden watch on a metal link band protruded from beneath his lined windbreaker.
The sleeves of his doublet which protruded from his leather casing were of the same colour and material as his trunks.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
From their rags protruded bones which had more dirt than flesh upon them.The Story Of The Duchess Of Cicogne And Of Monsieur De Boulingrin | Anatole France
As we drew near, one was demanding attention, in a most triumphant manner, to sundry vast knots which protruded from the log.Papers from Overlook-House | Casper Almore
Smoke was curling upward from the stovepipe which protruded above the roof.Left on the Labrador | Dillon Wallace
The detective spun about, and protruded his heavy chin at the Duke.The Ghost Breaker | Charles Goddard
British Dictionary definitions for protrude
to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
- protrudable, adjective
- protrudent, adjective
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