- to project.
- to thrust forward; cause to project.
Origin of protrude
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Related Words for protrudingbulge, poke, distend, extrude, extend, point, pout, swell, pop, project, start, jut, obtrude, pouch, overhang, beetle
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Contemporary Examples of protruding
Inside, sat at a man on all fours, one high-heeled shoe in his mouth, the other protruding from his ass.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
While slips can hide VPL and your backside on a windy day, Spanx can help hide a lot more, like cellulite or a protruding tummy.Kate Middleton’s “Bottomgate” Shows Why Women Still Need Slips
May 28, 2014
Historical Examples of protruding
The top, protruding in front of me, made a complete screen for my head and body.The Prisoner of Zenda
Dense foliage, with here and there a protruding crag, overhangs the cliffs.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Her hand came to a pause over the protruding butt of a revolver.The Golden Woman
Beneath the rim, but protruding so as to be easily seen, was a note.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
He had seen on the floor, protruding past the other corner, a pair of turned-up feet.Tales of Unrest
- to thrust or cause to thrust forwards or outwards
- to project or cause to project from or as if from a surface
Word Origin for protrude
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.
- To push or thrust outward.
- To jut out; project.