protrude

Protrude means to stick out. A gravestone protrudes from the ground, a shelf protrudes from a wall, a lollipop stick protrudes from your mouth.

From the Latin prō- "forward, out" + trūdere "to thrust," protrude often describes coastlines where rocks stick out into the water. Prō- gives us protrusion "something that sticks out," and protuberance "something that grows out of something else"––a goiter, for example, or a nose.

Definitions of protrude
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v extend out or project in space

Synonyms:
jut, jut out, project, stick out
Types:
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overhang
project over
push up, thrust
push upward
spear, spear up
thrust up like a spear
bag, bulge
bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
cantilever
project as a cantilever
protuberate
form a rounded prominence

v bulge outward

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

v swell or protrude outwards

Synonyms:
bulge, pouch
Types:
bulk
stick out or up
Type of:
change form, change shape, deform
assume a different shape or form

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