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bulge

 (bŭlj)
n.
1. A protruding part; an outward curve or swelling.
2. Nautical A bilge.
3. A sudden, usually temporary increase in number or quantity: The baby boom created a bulge in school enrollment.
v. bulged, bulg·ing, bulg·es
v.intr.
To swell, protrude, or curve outward: a wall bulging after a flood; muscles bulging under a shirt.
v.tr.
To cause to bulge.

[Middle English, pouch, from Old French bulge, bouge, from Latin bulga, bag, of Celtic origin; see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

bulg′i·ness n.
bulg′y adj.
Synonyms: bulge, balloon, belly, jut, project, protrude
These verbs mean to curve, spread, or extend outward past the normal or usual limit: a wallet bulging with money; a clown's pants that ballooned at the waist; a sail bellying in the wind; a boulder jutting from the hillside; a deck that projected from the house in back; eyes protruding from their sockets in astonishment.
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bulge

(bʌldʒ)
n
1. (Sociology) a swelling or an outward curve
2. a sudden increase in number or volume, esp of population
3. Brit another name for baby boom
4. (Military) Brit the projecting part of an army's front line; salient
vb
to swell outwards
[C13: from Old French bouge, from Latin bulga bag, probably of Gaulish origin]
ˈbulging adj
ˈbulgingly adv
ˈbulgy adj
ˈbulginess n

Bulge

(bʌldʒ)
n
(Historical Terms) Battle of the Bulge (in World War II) the final major German counteroffensive in 1944 when the Allied forces were pushed back into NE Belgium; the Germans were repulsed by Jan 1945
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bulge

(bʌldʒ)

n., v. bulged, bulg•ing. n.
1. a rounded projection or protruding part, often the result of internal pressure; protuberance.
2. a sudden increase, as in numbers or volume.
v.i.
3. to swell or bend outward; protrude.
4. to be filled to capacity.
v.t.
5. to make protuberant; cause to swell.
[1200–50; Middle English: bag, hump < Old French < Latin bulga bag < Celtic; compare Irish bolg bag]
bulg′ing•ly, adv.
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bulge


Past participle: bulged
Gerund: bulging

Imperative
bulge
bulge
Present
I bulge
you bulge
he/she/it bulges
we bulge
you bulge
they bulge
Preterite
I bulged
you bulged
he/she/it bulged
we bulged
you bulged
they bulged
Present Continuous
I am bulging
you are bulging
he/she/it is bulging
we are bulging
you are bulging
they are bulging
Present Perfect
I have bulged
you have bulged
he/she/it has bulged
we have bulged
you have bulged
they have bulged
Past Continuous
I was bulging
you were bulging
he/she/it was bulging
we were bulging
you were bulging
they were bulging
Past Perfect
I had bulged
you had bulged
he/she/it had bulged
we had bulged
you had bulged
they had bulged
Future
I will bulge
you will bulge
he/she/it will bulge
we will bulge
you will bulge
they will bulge
Future Perfect
I will have bulged
you will have bulged
he/she/it will have bulged
we will have bulged
you will have bulged
they will have bulged
Future Continuous
I will be bulging
you will be bulging
he/she/it will be bulging
we will be bulging
you will be bulging
they will be bulging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bulging
you have been bulging
he/she/it has been bulging
we have been bulging
you have been bulging
they have been bulging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bulging
you will have been bulging
he/she/it will have been bulging
we will have been bulging
you will have been bulging
they will have been bulging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bulging
you had been bulging
he/she/it had been bulging
we had been bulging
you had been bulging
they had been bulging
Conditional
I would bulge
you would bulge
he/she/it would bulge
we would bulge
you would bulge
they would bulge
Past Conditional
I would have bulged
you would have bulged
he/she/it would have bulged
we would have bulged
you would have bulged
they would have bulged
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bulge - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundingsbulge - 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"
frontal eminence - either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
belly - a part that bulges deeply; "the belly of a sail"
caput - a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure; "the caput humeri is the head of the humerus which fits into a cavity in the scapula"
mogul - a bump on a ski slope
nub, nubble - a small lump or protuberance
snag - a sharp protuberance
wart - any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
Verb1.bulge - swell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
bulk - stick out or up; "The parcel bulked in the sack"
2.bulge - bulge outbulge - bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge
jut, jut out, protrude, stick out, project - extend out or project in space; "His sharp nose jutted out"; "A single rock sticks out from the cliff"
protuberate - form a rounded prominence; "The starved child's belly protuberated"
3.bulge - bulge outward; "His eyes popped"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
4.bulge - cause to bulge or swell outwards
swell - cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"
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bulge

verb
1. swell out, project, expand, swell, stand out, stick out, protrude, puff out, distend, bag He bulges out of his black T-shirt.
2. stick out, project, stand out, protrude His eyes seemed to bulge like those of a toad.
3. overflow, be full, be packed, be stuffed, be crammed, burst at the seams, brim over, be full to bursting, be fit to burst They returned home with the car bulging with boxes.
noun
1. lump, swelling, bump, projection, hump, protuberance, protrusion Why won't those bulges on your hips and thighs go?
lump hole, bowl, depression, pit, cave, hollow, dent, crater, trough, cavity, ding (Austral. dated & N.Z. informal), indentation, concavity
2. increase, rise, boost, surge, intensification a bulge in aircraft sales
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bulge

noun
1. A part that protrudes or extends outward:
2. A dominating position, as in a conflict:
Informal: inside track, jump.
verb
To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
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Translations
نُتوء، انتِفاخيَنْتَفِخُ، يَنْتُؤُ
bouleoblinavyboulit sevýčnělekvypouklina
bulesvulme
kiduzzad
búlga, bunga útbunga
išgaubtumasiškilumasišsišauti
izliektiesizliekumsizspiesties
oblinavyduť savypučiť savypuklina
bočiti seizboklina
çıkıntışişşiş mekşişkinlik/çıkıntı yapmak

bulge

[bʌldʒ]
A. N
1. (in surface, of curve) → abombamiento m, protuberancia f; (in pocket) → bulto m
2. (in birth rate, sales) → alza f, aumento m
the postwar bulge in the birth ratela explosión demográfica de la posguerra
B. VI [pocket etc] → estar abultado; [eyes] → saltarse
his pockets bulged with applesiba con los bolsillos repletos de manzanas
their eyes bulged at the sightse les saltaron los ojos al verlo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bulge

[ˈbʌldʒ]
n
(= lump) → renflement m, gonflement m
bulges (on hips, thighs)rondeurs fpl
(in birth rate, sales)brusque augmentation f
population bulge → explosion f démographique
vi
[stomach] → faire saillie, présenter un renflement
His eyes bulge like a toad's
BUT Il a les yeux exorbités comme ceux d'un crapaud.
to be bulging with (= stuffed with) → être plein(e) à craquer de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bulge

n
(in surface) → Wölbung f; (irregular) → Unebenheit f; (in jug, glass etc also) → Bauch m; (in plaster, metal: accidental) → Beule f; (in line) → Bogen m; (in tyre) → Wulst m; the Battle of the Bulgedie Ardennenoffensive; what’s that bulge in your pocket?was steht denn in deiner Tasche so vor?
(in birth rate etc) → Zunahme f, → Anschwellen nt (→ in +gen); the post-war bulgeder Babyboom der Nachkriegsjahre
vi
(also bulge out, = swell) → (an)schwellen; (metal, sides of box)sich wölben; (plaster)uneben sein; (= stick out)vorstehen; his eyes were bulging out of his head (lit)die Augen traten ihm aus dem Kopf; (fig)er bekam Stielaugen (inf)
(pocket, sack)prall gefüllt sein, gestopft voll sein (inf)(with mit); (cheek)voll sein (with mit); his notebooks were absolutely bulging with ideasseine Notizbücher waren berstend or zum Bersten voll mit Ideen
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bulge

[bʌldʒ]
1. n
a. (in surface) → rigonfiamento; (in plaster, metal) → bolla; (curve, of thighs, hips) → curva
b. (in birth rate, sales) → punta, rapido aumento
the postwar bulge → l'esplosione demografica del dopoguerra
2. vi (stomach, muscles) → sporgere; (pocket) to bulge (with)essere gonfio/a (di)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bulge

(baldʒ) noun
a swelling. the bulge of her hips.
verb
to swell out. His muscles bulged.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

bulge

n. hinchazón, protuberancia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bulge

n abultamiento, protuberancia; vi (también to — out) abultar; so that it doesn’t bulge (out)..para que no abulte; bulging disc disco abultado; bulging fontanelle fontanela abultada
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References in classic literature ?
One eye, of normal size, dim-brown and misty, bulged to the verge of popping out, and as if from senility wept copiously and continuously.
As it bulged up and caught the light, it glistened like wet leather.
His head was quite bulged out at the top with brains.
At the approach of the commander in chief the buzz of talk ceased and all eyes were fixed on Kutuzov who, wearing a white cap with a red band and a padded overcoat that bulged on his round shoulders, moved slowly along the road on his white horse.
It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years.