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

bulging

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

bulging

adj stomachprall, vorstehend; pockets, suitcaseprall gefüllt, gestopft voll (inf); bulging musclesMuskelpakete pl; bulging eyesGlotzaugen pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bulging

[ˈbʌldʒɪŋ] adj (see vi) → sporgente, gonfio/a
to be bulging with → essere pieno/a or zeppo/a di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bulging

n. protuberancia;
___ abdomenabdomen prominente, vientre abombado;
___ eyesojos saltones.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Aqui dos ejemplos: en The Edible Woman de Margaret Atwood, el cuerpo del personaje de Clara es visto como una boa constrictora recien comida: "Clara's body is so thin that her pregnancies are always bulgingly obvious, and now in her seventh month she looks like a boa-constrictor that has swallowed a watermelon" (31).
The pie then flashes forward 20 years, where we find the bronzed and bulgingly muscular Alcides (Kellan Lutz) in love with the Cretan princess Hebe (Gala Weiss) and openly loathed by both Amphitryon and Iphicles (Liam Garrigan).
When she was well into her seventies, Steckel created a group of works titled Anita of New York Meets Toni of Finland, in which a female nude engages with bulgingly homoerotic men.