Part of speech: verb

To swell out; press out of shape.

Part of speech: noun

The most convex part, as of a cask; a swelling.

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Usage examples "bulge":

  1. The wedge should be made longer than will fill the slot, so that its upper end may project well, and the protruding part, which may split or bulge in the driving, may be cut off after the wedge is driven home. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Quite as clever, perhaps, but Jeanette has the bulge on her in that she's got her eyes on Helga all the time that Helga has her eyes on Hume." - "The Short Cut", Jackson Gregory.
  3. The suits bulge out until our feet almost leave the floor. - "Operation Earthworm", Joe Archibald.