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 for protrude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protrude \Pro*trude"\, v. i.
     To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond
     a limit; to project.
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           The parts protrude beyond the skin.      --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Protrude \Pro*trude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protruded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Protruding.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward
     + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]
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     1. To thrust forward; to drive or force along. --Locke.
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     2. To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from
        confinement; to cause to come forth.
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              When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted
           out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff" [syn:
           stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project]
      2: bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: start, protrude,
         pop, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come
      3: swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the
         huge meal" [syn: bulge, pouch, protrude]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "protrude":
     arise, bail out, balloon, beetle, belly out, break cover,
     break forth, bristle up, bulge, burst forth, cock up, come,
     come forth, come out, debouch, disembogue, effuse, emanate, emerge,
     erupt, extend, extrude, goggle, issue, issue forth, jump out, jut,
     jut out, overhang, poke, poke out, pouch, pout, project,
     protuberate, sally, sally forth, shoot out, shoot up, stand out,
     start up, stick out, stick up, surface, thrust out

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