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protrude (verb) stick out from a surface

When a nail protrudes from a plank, it sticks out or projects from the plank. A personís eyes protrude if they appear to be sticking out of their face. A peg protrudes from a wall if it sticks out of the wall so that something can be hung on it. Nothing protrudes out of a neatly packed bag, as everything has been put inside the bag, and the bag can be neatly closed.

  • She did not close the bag properly, so the handle of her tennis racket was protruding out of the bag.
  • She had a prominent nose, a nose that protruded from her face and appeared to dominate her other features.
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