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protrude from (someone or something)

To jut, push, extend, or thrust out of someone or something. He walked away from the accident, a metal rod protruding from him. The extension they've built protrudes very awkwardly from the rest of the house.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

protrude from someone or something

to stick out from someone or something. Even in the dark, I knew he was hurt because I could see the knife protruding from him. A knife protruded from the victim's back.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Since none of the sharp angles protrude beyond the adjacent facades, the tower maintains a mannerly appearance on the streetscape with a discreet entrance flanked by the Christian Dior boutique.
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Nobody really understands the cause of gastroschisis, a hole in the abdominal wall that allows the baby's intestines to protrude outside its body.
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This defect -- resulting from a hole in the muscular wall, or diaphragm, separating the chest cavity from the abdomen -- allows the fetal intestines to protrude into the chest, where they prevent normal lung development.
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The actual cell structure found in the new foam works in the same way but is much more convoluted and contains ribs that are bent and protrude into the cells.