bulge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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bulgeverb [I]

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

bulgenoun [C]

uk   us   /bʌldʒ/
a ​curvedshapesticking out from the ​surface of something: I ​wondered what the bulge in her ​coatpocket was. a ​suddenincrease that ​soonreturns to the ​usuallevel: There was a bulge inspending 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 ​openedwide, esp. because the ​person is ​frightened, ​surprised, or ​excited.
noun [C]  us   /bʌldʒ/
The bulge in his ​pocketshowed where he ​kept his ​wallet.
(Definition of bulge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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