a rounded projection, bend, or protruding part; protuberance; hump:
a bulge in a wall.
any sudden increase, as of numbers, sales, or prices:
the bulge in profits.
a rising in small waves on the surface of a body of water, caused by the action of a fish or fishes in pursuit of food underwater.
to swell or bend outward; be protuberant.
to be filled to capacity:
The box bulged with cookies.
to make protuberant; cause to swell.
Battle of the, the final major German counteroffensive in World War II, begun December 16, 1944, and thrusting deep into Allied territory in N and E Belgium: repulsed January 1945.
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a swelling or an outward curve
a sudden increase in number or volume, esp of population
(Brit) another name for baby boom
(Brit) the projecting part of an army’s front line; salient
to swell outwards
Battle of the Bulge, (in World War II) the final major German counteroffensive in 1944 when the Allied forces were pushed back into NE Belgium; the Germans were repulsed by Jan 1945
An advantage; a lead: running up a 20–0 bulge/ the Californians fashioned a two-run bulge of their own (1840s+)
A usually fatty surplus on the waist, buttocks, etc; spare tire (1940s+)
bulge, battle of the
a rounded projection, bend, or protruding part; protuberance; hump: a bulge in a wall. any sudden increase, as of numbers, sales, or prices: the bulge in profits. a rising in small waves on the surface of a body of water, caused by the action of a fish or fishes in pursuit of food underwater. to […]
a wood having a convex face, now rarely used. Contemporary Examples Whitey Bulger’s Women: Inside the Terror and Glamour of His Ex-Girlfriends T.J. English June 10, 2012 Whitey Bulger’s Wily Girl Christine Pelisek June 26, 2011 ‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History T.J. English June 30, 2013 The Last Godfather […]
tending to bulge; having a bulge: a bulgy envelope. Historical Examples The New Girl at St. Chad’s Angela Brazil Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford Forsyte’s Retreat Winston Marks Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett King Spruce, A Novel Holman Day The Sin of Monsieur […]