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Definition to stick out from
  • Metal spikes protrude from the dog's collar.
protrude = stick out
  • She is operating to repair the muscle wall through which the hernia protrudes.
  • protrudes = sticks out
  • rebar protrudes from the concrete
  • He'd had holes in both of his socks, I remembered; through one a slender big toe had protruded, with the nail neatly groomed.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruded = stuck out
  • Her bottom plate was not in, and her upper lip protruded; from time to time she would draw her nether lip to her upper plate and carry her chin with it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • protruded = stuck out
  • Another flash of lightning lit her face for an instant and Winnie saw an expression there of deep concentration, tip of tongue protruding,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • protruding = sticking out
  • Al pointed to a big nail protruding from the flat casing.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • protruding = sticking out
  • She leaned over and drew a skinny black tongue protruding from Coot's mouth.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • protruding = sticking out
  • He was able to lift Zero high enough for him to grab the protruding slab of rock.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • protruding = sticking out
  • Turning around, I saw his hands were curled around the protruding blade as if he himself had tried to pull it from his stomach.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • protruding = sticking out
  • she probably even had to overcome the urge to flee when she saw the little bit of him that protruded from under the couch.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • protruded = stuck out
  • Rusted nails protrude from the walls.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • protrude = stick out
  • There was a shard of metal protruding from Jenkins' chest.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • protruding = sticking out
  • As for lunch, he pressed his hand against the protruding bundle under his jacket.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • protruding = sticking out
  • When viewed up close like this, with his jaw protruding toward me, he looked more like an animal than a human.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruding = sticking out
  • Over Nobu's shoulder I could see the eaves of the inn protruding above the foliage.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruding = sticking out
  • She was startled when she first saw me—because of the way my cheekbones protruded, she said.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruded = stuck out
  • At one point I felt a moment of panic when I saw a naked shoulder protruding from his bathrobe.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruding = sticking out
  • It was her boyfriend's pale hand protruding from his sleeve.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
  • protruding = sticking out
  • But by the time I was nine, the bones in her face had begun to protrude, and she never gained weight again afterward.
    Arthur Golden  --  Memoirs of a Geisha
protrude = stick out

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