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Definition of bulge noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a lump that sticks out from something in a round shape the bulge of a gun in his pocket
  2. 2(informal) fat on the body that sticks out in a round shape That skirt is too tight. It shows all your bulges.
  3. 3a sudden temporary increase in the amount of something After the war there was a bulge in the birth rate.
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