protrude [prō tro̵̅o̅d′, prə-]
To protrude is defined as to stick out.
An example of to protrude is what a nose does from a face.
protrude definition by Webster's New World
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, intransitive verb protruded, protruding
to thrust or jut out; project
Origin: Classical Latin protrudere ; from pro-, forth plush trudere, to thrust
protrude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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, pro·trudes verb, transitive
To push or thrust outward. verb, intransitive
To jut out; project. See Synonyms at bulge
Origin: Latin prōtrūdere : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + trūdere, to thrust; see treud- in Indo-European roots.
protrude - Medical Definition
- To push or thrust outward.
- To jut out; project.