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bulge

noun

1 bulge

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 ... show more.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Dutch: buik, bult, extrusie, hobbel



verb

1 bulge

Swell or protrude outwards:
— His stomach bulged after the huge meal.

synonyms: pouch, protrude.

Roget 250: be prominent etc. adj.; project, bulge, protrude, pout, bouge [Fr.], bunch; jut out, stand out, stick out, poke out; stick up, ... show more

2 bulge

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

synonym: bag.

Dutch: ding, specialiteit, uitpuilen

3 bulge

Bulge outward.

synonyms: bug out, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, protrude, start.

Dutch: uitsteken

4 bulge

Cause to bulge or swell outwards.

synonym: bulk.


Moby thesaurus: advantage, allowance, bag, balloon, beetle, belly, belly out, bilge, billow, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bouge, bow, bubble, bug, bulb, bulla ... show more.

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