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Definition of "protrude" [pro•trude]

  • To push or thrust outward. (verb-transitive)
  • To jut out; project. See Synonyms at bulge. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "protrude" in a sentence
  • "The LaserMax fits right inside the weapon, so it doesn't have to protrude from the weapon as the Crimson Trace does."
  • "The two little balls that protrude from the top of her head peek out coquettishly from her coiffure."
  • "Any packaging that trapped enough air to protrude from the water seemed to obey the wind currents, which in these latitudes are easterly."