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bulge

verb [I] uk   /bʌldʒ/ us  
to stick out in a round shape: Her bags were bulging with shopping.
bulging
adjective uk   /ˈbʌl.dʒɪŋ/ us  
She dragged her bulging (= very full) suitcase up the stairs. big, bulging (= sticking out) eyes

bulge

noun [C] uk   /bʌldʒ/ us  
a curved shape sticking out from the surface of something: I wondered what the bulge in her coat pocket was. a sudden increase that soon returns to the usual level: There was a bulge in spending in the early part of the year.
Translations of “bulge”
in Korean -을 부풀리다…
in Arabic يَنْتَفِخ…
in French renflement…
in Turkish şişkinlik/çıkıntı yapmak…
in Italian essere rigonfio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 凸起,鼓起…
in Russian быть набитым…
in Polish wypełniać się, wybrzuszać się…
in Spanish protuberancia…
in Portuguese tornar-se saliente, inchar…
in German die Rundung, die Anschwellung…
in Catalan estar molt ple…
in Japanese 膨れる, 膨れ上がる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 凸撌起,鼓起…
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