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Definition 1: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where bulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
  • the hump of a camel
  • he stood on the rocky prominence
  • the occipital protuberance was well developed
  • the bony excrescence between its horns

Synonyms for bulge in the sense of this definition

(bulge is a kind of ...) any solid convex shape that juts out from something

(... is a kind of bulge ) either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

(... is a kind of bulge ) prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone

(... is a kind of bulge ) a part that bulges deeply

"the belly of a sail"

(... is a kind of bulge ) a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure

"the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"

(... is a kind of bulge ) a bump on a ski slope

(... is a kind of bulge ) a small lump or protuberance

(... is a kind of bulge ) a sharp protuberance

(... is a kind of bulge ) any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Definition 2: swell or protrude outwards - [verb of change]

Samples where bulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His stomach bulged after the huge meal

Synonyms for bulge in the sense of this definition

(bulge is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of bulge ) stick out or up

"The parcel bulked in the sack"

Definition 3: cause to bulge or swell outwards - [verb of change]

Synonyms for bulge in the sense of this definition

(bulge is a kind of ...) cause to become swollen

"The water swells the wood"

(bulge causes ...) swell or protrude outwards

"His stomach bulged after the huge meal"

Definition 4: bulge outward - [verb of motion]

Samples where bulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His eyes popped

Synonyms for bulge in the sense of this definition

(bulge is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

Definition 5: bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for bulge in the sense of this definition

(bulge is a kind of ...) extend out or project in space

"His sharp nose jutted out" "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"

(... is a kind of bulge ) form a rounded prominence

"The starved child's belly protuberated"

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