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Definition of bulge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bulge
    he / she / it bulges
    past simple bulged
    -ing form bulging
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  1. 1[intransitive] bulge (with something) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to be completely full (of something) Her pockets were bulging with presents. a bulging briefcase
  2. 2[intransitive] to stick out from something in a round shape His eyes bulged. The coastline of North Carolina bulges out of the East Coast.
  3. Idioms
    be bursting/bulging at the seams (informal)
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    to be very full, especially of people
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bulge

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