—n. 1. a rounded projection, bend, or protruding part; protuberance; hump: a bulge in a wall. 2. any sudden increase, as of numbers, sales, or prices: the bulge in profits. 3. 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.
—v.i. 1. to swell or bend outward; be protuberant.
2. to be filled to capacity: The box bulged with cookies.
—v.t. to make protuberant; cause to swell.
Pronunciation: (bulj),[key] —n. 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.