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
  1. verb
    extend out or project in space
    synonyms: jut, jut out, project, stick out
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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
  2. verb
    bulge outward
    synonyms: bug out, bulge, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, start
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    change form, change shape, deform
    assume a different shape or form
  3. verb
    swell or protrude outwards
    synonyms: bulge, pouch
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    types:
    bulk
    stick out or up
    type of:
    change form, change shape, deform
    assume a different shape or form
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