Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bulge

1 sense of bulge

Sense 1
bulge, bump, hump, swelling, gibbosity, gibbousness, jut, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, excrescence -- (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")
       => projection -- (any solid convex shape that juts out from something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bulge

4 senses of bulge

Sense 1
bulge, pouch, protrude -- (swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 2
bulge, bag -- (bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge)
       => stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project -- (extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff")

Sense 3
start, protrude, pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out -- (bulge outward; "His eyes popped")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 4
bulge, bulk -- (cause to bulge or swell outwards)
       => swell -- (cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")

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