Antonyms for bulge


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : buhlj
Phonetic Transcription : bʌldʒ


Definition of bulge

Origin :
  • c.1200, "wallet, leather bag," from Old French bouge, boulge "wallet, pouch, leather bag," or directly from Latin bulga "leather sack" (see budget (n.)). Sense of "a swelling" is first recorded 1620s. Bilge (q.v.) might be a nautical variant.
  • noun swollen object
  • verb project outward
Example sentences :
  • They ran until the bulge of the inner globe all but hid the plane from them.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • Positives do not swell or bulge as they discharge, but shed the active material.
  • Extract from : « The Automobile Storage Battery » by O. A. Witte
  • "You've got the bulge on me this time, guv'nor," he admitted ruefully.
  • Extract from : « The Grell Mystery » by Frank Froest
  • Peters bulged at any point, that bulge must be caused by a pistol.
  • Extract from : « The Girl on the Boat » by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • The bulge is now a heap and ruin of burnt and tumbled mud and chalk.
  • Extract from : « The Old Front Line » by John Masefield
  • But it will take some time to recover and we must be ready when the bulge comes.
  • Extract from : « David Lannarck, Midget » by George S. Harney
  • These "soft spots" should not be depressed neither should they bulge.
  • Extract from : « The Mother and Her Child » by William S. Sadler
  • Their walk is a waddle, and they bulge with seaming corpulency.
  • Extract from : « The Mutiny of the Elsinore » by Jack London
  • I consider that I have the bulge on him as far as you could chase a rabbit.
  • Extract from : « The Four Million » by O. Henry
  • He only held me so tightly by the hand that my eyes began to bulge from my head.
  • Extract from : « Jewish Children » by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

Synonyms for bulge

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