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bulge

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

bulge

noun [C] uk   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.
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