[proh-trood, pruh-]

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
Related formspro·trud·ent, adjectivepro·tru·si·ble [proh-troo-suh-buhl, -zuh-, pruh-] /proʊˈtru sə bəl, -zə-, prə-/, pro·trud·a·ble, adjectivenon·pro·trud·ing, adjectiveun·pro·trud·ed, adjectiveun·pro·trud·ent, adjectiveun·pro·trud·ing, adjectiveun·pro·tru·si·ble, adjective

Synonyms for protrude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for protruding

bulge, poke, distend, extrude, extend, point, pout, swell, pop, project, start, jut, obtrude, pouch, overhang, beetle

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British Dictionary definitions for protruding



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



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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protruding in Medicine




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