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protrude

[ proh-trood, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtrud, prə- /
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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.
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Origin of protrude

First recorded in 1610–20; from Latin prōtrūdere “to thrust forward,” equivalent to prō- pro-1 + trūdere “to thrust”

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British Dictionary definitions for protrude

protrude
/ (prəˈtruːd) /

verb
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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Medical definitions for protrude

protrude
[ prō-trōōd ]

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