protrude

[ 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 protruding

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 Formsprotrudable, adjectiveprotrudent, adjective

Word Origin for protrude

C17: from Latin, from pro- ² + trudere to thrust
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Word Origin and History for protruding

protrude


v.

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.

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Medicine definitions for protruding

protrude

[ prō-trōōd ]

v.

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