protruding meaning, protruding definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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protrude

  
  ( protrudes    3rd person present)   ( protruding    present participle)   ( protruded    past tense & past participle  ) If something protrudesfrom somewhere, it sticks out.  
FORMAL      verb  
...a huge round mass of smooth rock protruding from the water...      V prep  
The tip of her tongue was protruding slightly.      V  
   protruding             adj  
...protruding ears.     
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