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