bulge

To bulge is to stick out, making a bump called a bulge. A leak in the roof might make your ceiling bulge, and a giant feast could make a bulge over your waistband.

The word bulge comes from the Old French word bouge for "wallet.” A full wallet makes a bulge in a guy’s back pocket. Bodybuilders' muscles bulge out of their bodies. A pimple is a tiny bulge on your skin. For the record, Battle of the Bulge isn’t a diet plan. It was a battle in World War II. Americans called it the Battle of the Bulge because of the way the Allied front line bulged inward.

Definitions of bulge
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v swell or protrude outwards

“His stomach bulged after the huge meal”
Synonyms:
pouch, protrude
Types:
bulk
stick out or up
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form

v bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge

Synonyms:
bag
Types:
protuberate
form a rounded prominence
Type of:
jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out
extend out or project in space

v bulge outward

Synonyms:
bug out, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, protrude, start
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form

v cause to bulge or swell outwards

Synonyms:
bulk
Type of:
swell
cause to become swollen

n something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

“the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
Synonyms:
bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
Types:
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frontal eminence
either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance
prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly
a part that bulges deeply
caput
a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
mogul
a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble
a small lump or protuberance
snag
a sharp protuberance
wart
any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
Type of:
projection
any solid convex shape that juts out from something

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