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bulgeverb [I]

uk   /bʌldʒ/ us   /bʌldʒ/
bulging
adjective uk   /ˈbʌl.dʒɪŋ/ us   /ˈbʌl.dʒɪŋ/
She dragged her bulging (= very full) suitcase up the stairs. big, bulging (= sticking out) eyes

bulgenoun [C]

uk   /bʌldʒ/ us   /bʌldʒ/
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.
(Definition of bulge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bulgeverb [I]

us   /bʌldʒ/
to stick out or be swollen: The girl’s cheek bulged with a wad of gum.
If you say that someone’s eyes bulge, you mean that the person's eyes are opened wide, esp. because the person is frightened, surprised, or excited.
bulge
noun [C] us   /bʌldʒ/
The bulge in his pocket showed where he kept his wallet.
(Definition of bulge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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