Definition of jut in English:

jut

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌt
 
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verb (juts, jutting, jutted)

[no object, with adverbial]
  • 1Extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something: a rock jutted out from the side of the bank
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    • She then strolled lazily over to a section of the wall where a natural rock formation jutted outward beyond the polished stone wall.
    • For a warm-up dive you could try Harbour Reef, a slab of rock that juts out into the sea, extending the south entrance wall of the harbour.
    • It is similar to a xylophone but in the shape of a dancing woman, with arms and legs jutting out from the body of the instrument.
    Synonyms
    stick out, project, protrude, poke out, bulge out, overhang, beetle (over), obtrude; extend
    rare be imminent, protuberate, impend
  • 1.1 [with object] Cause (something) to protrude: she put up her head and jutted out her chin with determination
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    • Her pigtails bounced into all directions, and her lower lip was jutted out, like she might cry.
    • Do we feel pride in Jeb because he swells his chest and resolutely juts his cleft chin?
    • Then he jumps to his feet and starts to sing it how he imagines it, clicking his fingers and jutting his chin out.

noun

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  • A point that sticks out: we stopped on a jut of land
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    • The horizon, in all directions, seems to be perpetually bordered by a small jut of land, giving the impression of driving through a bowl.
    • We rowed to the hulk from which it was planned to swim to the jut of the foreshore.
    • A tiny jut of skin hangs off her upper lip, as happens to mortals in the winter.

Origin

mid 16th century: variant of jet1.

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