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bulge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbulgebulge1 /bʌldʒ/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 STICK OUTa curved mass on the surface of something, usually caused by something under or inside it 🔊 The gun made a bulge under his jacket.2 INCREASE IN ACTIVITY, FEELINGS ETCINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNTa sudden temporary increase in the amount or level of something 🔊 a bulge in the birthrate —bulgy adjective
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bulge• This continues until there is a well-developed inward bulge which goes about half-way across the interior.• By adjusting the statistics, natural bulges are evened out, allowing for short-term shifts to be inferred more accurately.• The store detective had noticed an odd bulge under the suspect's clothes.• Her tailored suit fitted neatly, hiding the slight bulges of middle-age.• In most cases the bulge settles down, as long as you have sufficient horizontal rest and take good care of your back.• The next thing was that he wanted her to hold the bulge.• Weight remains a sensitive issue for Engler, who is constantly fighting a sometimes serious battle of the bulge.• At five months pregnant, the bulge was beginning to show.• As she left the dining-room her hand went to the bulge in her pocket.• The bulge in its midriff testified to that.• The bulge, by contrast, contains little dust.
bulgebulge2 (also bulge out) verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 STICK OUTto stick out in a rounded shape, especially because something is very full or too tightbulge with 🔊 His pockets were bulging with candy. 🔊 He fell heavily to the floor, his eyes bulging wide with fear.→ See Verb table
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bulge• In addition the eyes are more severely affected and become filmed over and inflamed; they finally bulge and burst.• His cheeks bulged, and his face turned purple with rage.• Pregnancy demolishes any attempts at personal elegance, as we bulge and waddle along.• She then found that one of the walls bulged, and wanted to get compensation from the surveyor.• Here and there the stuffing bulged, but for the most part it was in reasonable shape.• The backs of his thighs were bulging, his hamstrings taut as guy wires.• All day the eye of the sky bulges, lidless and forgiving until darkness comes to roost undisturbed in its lashes.• Father's face was flushed, and his eyes bulged out.• Her purse bulged with keys, cigarettes, scraps of paper, and old receipts.eyes bulging• Her skin was drawn tight over her sunken face-her cheeks sucked deep into her mouth, her eyes bulging.• He hadn't seen the body of the figure, only its face grinning at him, the eyes bulging like sap.• He fell heavily on to the road, his eyes bulging wide with fear as he felt his life-blood draining away.
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Verb table
bulge
Simple Form
Present
itbulges
bulge
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Past
it, theybulged
Present perfect
theyhave bulged
ithas bulged
Past perfect
it, theyhad bulged
Future
it, theywill bulge
Future perfect
it, theywill have bulged
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare bulging
itis bulging
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Past
theywere bulging
itwas bulging
Present perfect
theyhave been bulging
ithas been bulging
Past perfect
it, theyhad been bulging
Future
it, theywill be bulging
Future perfect
it, theywill have been bulging
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