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Adjective: bulging  búl-jing
  1. Curving outward
    "I thought the bulging sail made the ship go faster";
    - bellied, bellying, bulbous, bulgy, protuberant
  2. Curving or bulging outward
    - convex
Verb: bulge  búlj
  1. Swell or protrude outwards
    "His stomach bulged after the huge meal";
    - pouch, protrude
  2. Bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    - bag
  3. Bulge outward
    "His eyes bulged";
    - start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge out, bug out [US, informal], come out
  4. Cause to bulge or swell outwards
    - bulk

See also: bell-shaped, biconvex, broken-backed, convexo-concave, convexo-convex, gibbose, gibbous, helmet-shaped, hogged, lenticular, lentiform, planoconvex, protrusive, umbellate, umbel-like

Type of: change form, change shape, deform, jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out, swell

Encyclopedia: Bulge