bulging


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bulging - curving or bulging outward
protrusive - thrusting outward
2.bulging - curving outwardbulging - curving outward      
protrusive - thrusting outward
Translations

bulging

[ˈbʌldʒɪŋ] ADJ [pocket] → muy lleno; [suitcase] → que está para reventar; [eyes] → saltón

bulging

adj stomachprall, vorstehend; pockets, suitcaseprall gefüllt, gestopft voll (inf); bulging musclesMuskelpakete pl; bulging eyesGlotzaugen pl

bulging

[ˈbʌldʒɪŋ] adj (see vi) → sporgente, gonfio/a
to be bulging with → essere pieno/a or zeppo/a di

bulging

n. protuberancia;
___ abdomenabdomen prominente, vientre abombado;
___ eyesojos saltones.
References in classic literature ?
Martin guided her tottering footsteps to a chair, from where she watched him with bulging eyes.
It was Brissenden, and in the fleeting glimpse, ere the car started up, Martin noted the overcoat pockets, one bulging with books, the other bulging with a quart bottle of whiskey.
At length we stopped before a very old house bulging out over the road; a house with long low lattice-windows bulging out still farther, and beams with carved heads on the ends bulging out too, so that I fancied the whole house was leaning forward, trying to see who was passing on the narrow pavement below.
His bulging hawk eyes were frozen, and his open mouth under his clipped moustache was full of snow.
Now he withdrew it disclosing a large goatskin purse, bulging and heavy with coins.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
So he crope in--and the next minute out he come again with his eyes bulging he was so excited, and says:
The fellow, instead of approaching, merely stood and stared; his eyes bulging and his jaw dropped.
His bulging eyes sank back gradually into their orbits.
He opened it and found eleven five-pound notes and a little paper sack bulging with sovereigns.
in a coaxing tone; and the Saw-Horse pranced away to examine with its bulging eyes the form of Jack Pumpkinhead.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.