Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To push or thrust out.
  • transitive v. To shape (a plastic, for instance) by forcing it through a die.
  • intransitive v. To protrude or project.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To push or thrust out.
  • v. To form or shape (a metal, plastic etc.) by forcing it through a die or an opening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To thrust out; to force, press, or push out; to expel; to drive off or away.
  • transitive v. To shape or form by forcing metal heated to a semi-plastic condition through dies by the use of hydraulic power.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thrust out; force, press, or crowd out; expel: applied to things.
  • To drive away; expel; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. form or shape by forcing through an opening

Etymologies

Latin extrūdere : ex-, ex- + trūdere, to thrust; see treud- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In my first and Second Lives, even 3D looks flat at times, and if I squint my eyes closely enough, I can "extrude" a visual model of what I'm really looking for.

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  • George R.R. Martin did not contract with his readers to extrude X units-worth of product in medium Y, for Z groats per unit, at a rate of N units per day; and that he has not made this contract with them is why he is, as Neil Gaiman points out, not their bitch for having failed to meet that rate.

    Gigging for Groats

  • The contract is not that I extrude X units-worth of product in medium Y, for Z groats per unit.

    Gigging for Groats

  • Even with a publisher, the contract is not that I extrude X units-worth of product in medium Y, for a company to multiply N times over, allowing it to offer X units-worth of replicated product, at Z groats per unit.

    Gigging for Groats

  • For the center, I used a clay gun to extrude small, thin strings, which I cut short.

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  • If the steel is so strong that it isn't malleable, it is hard to extrude into the desired shapes.

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  • Engineers are also figuring out ways to extrude a variety of aluminum shapes.

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  • You can do your part to salt the earth of content farms--mass-production sites that extrude content to fit popular search terms, as opposed to starting out with something original to say--with a new extension to Google's Chrome browser.

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  • However, Hood also appears to extrude the following philosophically flimsy argument from this hypothesis:

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  • Think of it as one of those Play-Doh accessories where you rotate a wheel and press a lever to extrude the clay in different shapes.

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