Pro*trude" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Protruded; p. pr. & vb. n. Protruding.] [L. protrudere, protrusum; pro forward + trudere to thrust. See Threat.]

1.

To thrust forward; to drive or force along.

Locke.

2.

To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.

When . . . Spring protrudes the bursting gems. Thomson.

 

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Pro*trude", v. i.

To shoot out or forth; to be thrust forward; to extend beyond a limit; to project.

The parts protrude beyond the skin. Bacon.

 

© Webster 1913.

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