Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb form or shape by forcing through an opening

Etymologies

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

[Latin extrūdere : ex-, ex- + trūdere, to thrust; see treud- in Indo-European roots.]

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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  • 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.

    Archive 2006-05-01

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

    Kater’s Art » 2010 » August

  • 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

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

    Metal Firms Seek Weight Loss

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

    Archive 2010-02-01

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

    Gigging for Groats

  • 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.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2010-02-01

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