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Meaning & Definition of Bulge in English

English

Bulge

/bəlʤ/

noun

1. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • bulge
  • ,
  • bump
  • ,
  • hump
  • ,
  • swelling
  • ,
  • gibbosity
  • ,
  • gibbousness
  • ,
  • jut
  • ,
  • prominence
  • ,
  • protuberance
  • ,
  • protrusion
  • ,
  • extrusion
  • ,
  • excrescence

verb

1. Swell or protrude outwards

  • "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
    synonym:
  • bulge
  • ,
  • pouch
  • ,
  • protrude

2. Bulge out

  • Form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
    synonym:
  • bulge
  • ,
  • bag

3. Bulge outward

  • "His eyes popped"
    synonym:
  • start
  • ,
  • protrude
  • ,
  • pop
  • ,
  • pop out
  • ,
  • bulge
  • ,
  • bulge out
  • ,
  • bug out
  • ,
  • come out

4. Cause to bulge or swell outwards

    synonym:
  • bulge
  • ,
  • bulk