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bulge

bulge

 
 
pronunciation:
buhlj
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a rounded or swollen protrusion caused by pressure from below or within.
All those gifts are making a bulge in your travel bag.He will have surgery to repair a bulge in an artery of his leg.
synonyms:
protrusion, protuberance
similar words:
bump, enlargement, projection, prominence, salient, swelling
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bulged, bulges, bulging
definition 1: to protrude or extend outward.
His stomach is beginning to bulge.
synonyms:
bag, distend, protrude, swell
similar words:
bloat, butt, enlarge, expand, jut out, pouch, puff up, spread, start, stick out
definition 2: to be filled to the limit.
His wallet was bulging with cash after the poker game.The boy's pockets were bulging with rocks he'd collected.
similar words:
brim, burst
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to make rounded.
synonyms:
bag, bloat
similar words:
distend, enlarge, expand, inflate, puff up
derivations: bulgy (adj.), bulgingly (adv.), bulginess (n.)