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Noun
A rounded swelling which distorts an otherwise flat surface
“Rising from the radiator grille, a prominent bulge in the hood runs to the base of the windscreen.”
Noun
An unusual temporary increase in number or size
“Everyone understands the system will go into deficit when members of the baby-boom population bulge start retiring and becoming infirm.”
Noun
The more favorable condition or position in a competition
“… she got the bulge on him in the race for the statehouse.”
Verb
Swell or protrude to an incongruous extent
“Some say sluggish blood and lymph circulation allow fluids and toxins to accumulate, causing fat cells to inflate and bulge up against the skin.”
Verb
To be copiously supplied
“… this guidebook to San Francisco positively bulges with useful information.”
Verb
“They returned home with the car bulging with boxes.”
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