American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bend (something pliant or elastic).
- v. To bend (a joint).
- v. To bend (a joint) repeatedly.
- v. To contract (a muscle, for example).
- v. To move by muscular control: "Sandy flexes his brow characteristically” ( Scott Turow).
- v. 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. To bend: "His hands flexed nervously as he spoke” ( Mary McCarthy).
- n. Chiefly British Flexible insulated electric cord.
- n. The act or an instance of flexing; a bending.
- n. Pliancy; flexibility: "'Resolution' has none of that modern flex we favor, with generous, built-in amounts of 'maybe'” ( Melvin Maddocks).
- idiom. flex (one's) muscles Informal To exhibit or show off one's strength.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bend; make a flexure of: specifically said in anatomy of the action of any flexor muscle.
- n. An obsolete variant of flax.
- n. A point of contrary flexure or a point of inflexion.
- n. uncountable Flexibility, pliancy.
- n. countable The act of flexing.
- n. uncountable, chiefly UK Any flexible insulated electrical wiring.
- n. countable, geometry A point of inflection.
- v. To bend something.
- v. To repeatedly bend one of one's joints.
- v. To move part of the body using one's muscles.
- v. bodybuilding To tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bend.
- n. obsolete Flax.
- v. contract.
- v. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
- v. form a curve
- n. the act of flexing
- v. bend a joint
- v. exhibit the strength of
- Latin flectere, flex-, to bend. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“CLANCY: And it's a whole industry, because you've to have your cars -- in Brazil, you find most of the cars are what they call flex vehicles, so they can either run on ethanol, or they can run on regular unleaded gas.”
“If you wanted all this dynamic html content you should have went with adobe flash (flex is da bomb).”
“They run deeper than Rules, allow for a bit of flex (let's face it, there isn't a Rule for every situation and sometimes flex is needed to allow for times when you need to bend one place to keep something more important intact), but still provide some boundaries, a compass for making good choices.”
“Challenging him made his expression flex with what she had then sensed and now knew to be hunger.”
“Then two soldiers on the ground led a hooded figure, his hands tied in flex cuffs and a number scrawled on his back, to the helicopter.”
“You can do that with flash its called flex and flash media server.”
“She said both she and the Assembly were opposed to the governor's proposed cuts: "He calls it flex-aid, we call it flex-cuts.”
“FLKS - pronounced "flex" - is the design of Dutch firm Kapteinbolt.”
“Auto makers design many so-called "flex fuel" vehicles to run on ethanol blends up to 85%.”
“We also know that between the "capping stack" and the old BOP that there is a non-wellhead rated piece of equipment, known as the flex joint, along with the riser adapter, that we've talked about before.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘flex’.
All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
revising for a competition 30 games
in 24 hours
5-Letter words with J, X, Q or Z
ADDAX ADMIX AFFIX ANNEX ATAXY AUXIN AXELS AXIAL AXILE AXILS A...
Words ending in "x" (except proper nouns and trademarks)
Just what it says. Archery rocks.
"Wow, we really have run out of names."
Codenames of superheroes, supervillains, etc. (that are actual words, or unique spellings of actual words).
Words I like!
( personal list, favorite words, randomness )
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Hecko, words! Thanks for staying with me. :-)
Looking for tweets for flex.