Protrude Pro*trude", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protruded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protruding}.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward + trudere to thrust. See {Threat}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth. [1913 Webster]

When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Protrude — Pro*trude , v. i. To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project. [1913 Webster] The parts protrude beyond the skin. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protrude — index overlap, project (extend beyond) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • protrude — 1610s, to drive along, thrust forward, from L. protrudere thrust forward, from pro forward + trudere to thrust (see EXTRUSION (Cf. extrusion)). Intransitive meaning stick out first recorded 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • protrude — *bulge, jut, stick out, protuberate, project, overhang, beetle Analogous words: obtrude (see INTRUDE): *extend, prolong: swell, distend, *expand …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • protrude — [v] stick out beetle, bulge, butt out, come through, distend, extend, extrude, jut, jut out, obtrude, overhang, point, poke, pop, pouch, pout, project, shoot out, stand out, start, stick up, swell; concepts 208,746 Ant. depress, sink …   New thesaurus

  • protrude — ► VERB ▪ extend beyond or above a surface. DERIVATIVES protrusion noun. ORIGIN Latin protrudere to thrust forward …   English terms dictionary

  • protrude — [prō tro͞od′, prətro͞od] vt., vi. protruded, protruding [L protrudere < pro , forth + trudere, to THRUST] to thrust or jut out; project protrudent adj …   English World dictionary

  • protrude — v. (D; intr.) to protrude from * * * [prə truːd] (D; intr.) to protrude from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • protrude — UK [prəˈtruːd] / US [prəˈtrud] verb [intransitive] Word forms protrude : present tense I/you/we/they protrude he/she/it protrudes present participle protruding past tense protruded past participle protruded to be further forward than the rest of… …   English dictionary

  • protrude — verb Protrude is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑knife, ↑lip, ↑stomach, ↑wire …   Collocations dictionary

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