protrude

[ proh-trood, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈtrud, prə- /
See synonyms for: protrude / protruded / protrudes / protruding on Thesaurus.com

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.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of protrude

1610–20; <Latin prōtrūdere to thrust forward, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + trūdere to thrust

OTHER WORDS FROM protrude

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for protrude

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for protrude

protrude
[ prō-trōōd ]

v.

To push or thrust outward.
To jut out; project.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.