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English noun: bulge

1. bulge (shape) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling


Broader (hypernym)projection


Narrower (hyponym)belly, caput, frontal eminence, mogul, nub, nubble, occipital protuberance, snag, wart


English verb: bulge

1. bulge (change) swell or protrude outwards


SamplesHis stomach bulged after the huge meal.


Synonymspouch, protrude


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)bulk

2. bulge (stative) bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge


ExamplesThe streets bulge with crowds


Synonymsbag


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)jut, jut out, project, protrude, stick out


Narrower (hyponym)protuberate

3. bulge (motion) bulge outward


SamplesHis eyes popped.


Synonymsbug out, bulge out, come out, pop, pop out, protrude, start


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

4. bulge (change) cause to bulge or swell outwards


Synonymsbulk


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)swell


Causebulge, pouch, protrude









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