Bulge - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʌldʒ|  American pronunciation of the word bulge
Brit.  |bʌldʒ|  British pronunciation of the word bulge


- something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings(syn: bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling)


- swell or protrude outwards(syn: pouch, protrude)
- bulge out; form a bulge outward, or be so full as to appear to bulge (syn: bag)
- bulge outward (syn: pop, protrude, start)
- cause to bulge or swell outwards (syn: bulk)


His face turned white and his eyes bulged.

middle-aged people bulging at the waist

Their bags bulged with books and papers.

The squirrel's cheeks were bulging with nuts.

“What's in there?” he asked, pointing to the large bulge in my purse.

I'm exercising to get rid of this bulge around my middle.

The Russian officers I met around the Smolensk bulge.

The globe of Mars bulges, like our Earth, at the equator.

The boy put so many things into his pocket that it bulged out.

The gun made a bulge under his jacket.

His pockets were bulging with candy.

He fell heavily to the floor, his eyes bulging wide with fear.

the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge

His stomach bulged after the huge meal

His eyes, which tended to bulge when he was exercised, were not quite prominent.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bulge
he/she/it: bulges
present participle: bulging
past tense: bulged
past participle: bulged
singular: bulge
plural: bulges
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