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flex

 (flĕks)
v. flexed, flex·ing, flex·es
v.tr.
1. To bend (something pliant or elastic).
2.
a. To bend (a joint).
b. To bend (a joint) repeatedly.
3.
a. To contract (a muscle, for example).
b. To move by muscular control: "Sandy flexes his brow characteristically" (Scott Turow).
4. To exhibit or show off the strength of: "They had spent six years since the lightning Six Day War flexing their invincibility" (Howard Kaplan).
v.intr.
To bend: "His hands flexed nervously as he spoke" (Mary McCarthy).
n.
1. Chiefly British Flexible insulated electric cord.
2. The act or an instance of flexing; a bending.
3. Flexibility: a schedule with a lot of flex.
Idiom:
flex (one's) muscles Informal
To exhibit or show off one's strength.

[Latin flectere, flex-, to bend.]

flex

(flɛks)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) Brit a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains. US and Canadian name: cord
2. informal flexibility or pliability
vb
3. to bend or be bent: he flexed his arm; his arm flexed.
4. (Physiology) to contract (a muscle) or (of a muscle) to contract
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (intr) to work according to flexitime
6. to test or display (one's authority or strength)
[C16: from Latin flexus bent, winding, from flectere to bend, bow]

flex1

(flɛks)

v.t.
1. to bend, as a part of the body.
2. to tighten (a muscle) by contraction.
v.i.
3. to bend.
n.
4. the act of flexing.
[1515–25; (adj.) < Latin flexus, past participle of flectere to bend]

flex2

(flɛks)

adj.
1. flexible.
n.
2. Brit. a flexible electric cord.
[1900–05; by shortening]

flex


Past participle: flexed
Gerund: flexing

Imperative
flex
flex
Present
I flex
you flex
he/she/it flexes
we flex
you flex
they flex
Preterite
I flexed
you flexed
he/she/it flexed
we flexed
you flexed
they flexed
Present Continuous
I am flexing
you are flexing
he/she/it is flexing
we are flexing
you are flexing
they are flexing
Present Perfect
I have flexed
you have flexed
he/she/it has flexed
we have flexed
you have flexed
they have flexed
Past Continuous
I was flexing
you were flexing
he/she/it was flexing
we were flexing
you were flexing
they were flexing
Past Perfect
I had flexed
you had flexed
he/she/it had flexed
we had flexed
you had flexed
they had flexed
Future
I will flex
you will flex
he/she/it will flex
we will flex
you will flex
they will flex
Future Perfect
I will have flexed
you will have flexed
he/she/it will have flexed
we will have flexed
you will have flexed
they will have flexed
Future Continuous
I will be flexing
you will be flexing
he/she/it will be flexing
we will be flexing
you will be flexing
they will be flexing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flexing
you have been flexing
he/she/it has been flexing
we have been flexing
you have been flexing
they have been flexing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flexing
you will have been flexing
he/she/it will have been flexing
we will have been flexing
you will have been flexing
they will have been flexing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flexing
you had been flexing
he/she/it had been flexing
we had been flexing
you had been flexing
they had been flexing
Conditional
I would flex
you would flex
he/she/it would flex
we would flex
you would flex
they would flex
Past Conditional
I would have flexed
you would have flexed
he/she/it would have flexed
we would have flexed
you would have flexed
they would have flexed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flex - the act of flexingflex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
flexion, flexure - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
Verb1.flex - contract; "flex a muscle"
shrink, contract - become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
2.flex - exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank, flash - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
3.flex - form a curveflex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
crook, curve - bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
arc, arch, curve - form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
incurvate - bend inwards; "The body incurvates a little at the back"
replicate, retroflex - bend or turn backward
lean, tilt, angle, slant, tip - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
crouch, stoop, bend, bow - bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse"
double over, double up, double - bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently"
fawn, grovel, cower, cringe, crawl, creep - show submission or fear
curl up, curl, draw in - shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
4.flex - bend a jointflex - bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.flex - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular formflex - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
change form, change shape, deform - assume a different shape or form
dent, indent - make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"
incurvate - cause to curve inward; "gravity incurvates the rays"
gnarl - twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"
crank - bend into the shape of a crank
convolute, convolve - curl, wind, or twist together

flex

verb bend, contract, stretch, angle, curve, tighten, crook, move He slowly flexed his muscles.
Translations
سِلْك كَهْرُبائي مَعْزولسِلْكٌ كَهْرَبَائِيّ مَعْزُوليَثْني، يَلْوي
šňůranapnoutohýbat
ledningrørebevæge
joustavuusjoustosähköjohtotaivuttaavenytellä
vodič
vasalózsinór
beygjaeinangruî raftaug
電気コード
전선
laisvas darbo grafikaslankstumaslankstus laidaslankstytipa
izlocītizvingrinātliektsaliektvads
ohýbať
priključna vrvicažica
sladd
สายไฟ
dây mềm

flex

[fleks]
A. N (Brit) [of lamp, telephone] → cable m, cordón m
B. VT [+ arms, knees] → flexionar, doblar
to flex one's muscles (in exercises) → hacer ejercicios de calentamiento de músculos; (to impress) → sacar los músculos
the government is flexing its muscles in Europeel gobierno está haciendo alarde de su poder en Europa
C. VIdoblarse, flexionarse

flex

[ˈflɛks]
n [electrical appliance] → fil m (souple)
vt [+ muscles] → tendre

flex

n
(Brit) → Schnur f; (heavy duty) → Kabel nt
(inf, also flex tool) → Flex® f, → Trennschleifer m
vt body, knees, arm etcbeugen; to flex one’s muscles (lit, fig)seine Muskeln spielen lassen

flex

[flɛks]
1. n (of lamp, telephone) → filo (flessibile)
2. vt (body, knees) → piegare, flettere; (muscles) → contrarre

flex

(fleks) verb
to bend, especially in order to test. to flex one's muscles.
noun
(a piece of) thin insulated wire for carrying electricity. That lamp has a long flex.
ˈflexible adjective
1. that can be bent easily. flexible metal.
2. able or willing to change according to circumstances etc. My holiday plans are very flexible.
ˌflexiˈbility noun
ˈflexitime noun
a system where employees may choose their own working hours.

flex

سِلْكٌ كَهْرَبَائِيّ مَعْزُول šňůra ledning Kabel εύκαμπτο καλώδιο πρίζας cable, cable eléctrico sähköjohto fil électrique vodič cordoncino 電気コード 전선 snoer ledning giętki przewód izolowany cabo eléctrico flexível, cabo elétrico flexível гибкий провод sladd สายไฟ kablo dây mềm 电线

flex

v. flexionar, doblar.

flex

vt flexionar (form), doblar
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