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  • v. Present participle of flex.
  • n. The action of the verb to flex; a bending of something, a tightening of the muscles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bending; in geology, a bending or crumpling of layers or strata.


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  • A good idea when they were originally conceived, but, in flexing their muscles and demanding more of everything, have priced themselves and the products they represent, out of business.

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  • She could even lift her foot an inch or so toward her leg. though the movement could hardly be called flexing the foot.

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  • There had been a discussion about "flexing" or relaxing the covenants due to the costs of restructuring.

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  • European Union and consortiums of politicians around the world with the intent of protecting your privacy: the letter to Google's Schmidt is an example of the sort of muscle flexing which is starting to be demonstrated.

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  • Repeated "flexing" of the passenger sensing system mat in the front seat could cause the mat to "kink, bend or fold," GM said according to a notice posted on U.S. safety regulators'

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  • Repeated "flexing" of the passenger sensing system mat in the front seat could cause the mat to "kink, bend or fold," according to a notice posted by the U.S.

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  • The structure minimizes undesirable flexing, meaning the vehicle responds rigidly, directly and with practically no torsion.

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  • For starters, it's not very flexible; sometimes it doesn't bend when you do, and the resulting "flexing" can wreak havoc on your PDA.

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