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bulge

bulge

 
 
pronunciation:
buhlj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a rounded or swollen part caused by pressure from below or within.
My camera makes a bulge in my handbag.
similar words:
bump, enlargement, projection, swelling
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: bulged, bulges, bulging
definition: to swell outward.
His stomach bulged over his belt.
synonyms:
protrude
similar words:
bloat, enlarge, expand, jut out, puff up, spread, stick out
derivations: bulgy (adj.), bulgingly (adv.), bulginess (n.)