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Adjective: protruding  prow'troo-ding [N. Amer], pru'troo-ding [Brit]
  1. Extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    "his protruding ribs";
    - jutting, projected, projecting, relieved, sticking, sticking out
Verb: protrude  prow'trood [N. Amer], pru'trood [Brit]
  1. Extend out in space
    "A single rock protrudes from the cliff";
    - stick out, jut out, jut, project
     
  2. Bulge outward
    "His eyes protruded";
    - start, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out
     
  3. Swell or protrude outwards
    "His stomach protruded after the huge meal";
    - bulge, pouch

See also: protrusive

Type of: change form, change shape, deform