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  Definition of flex
  1. the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
  2. 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"
  3. bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
  4. form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
  5. contract; "flex a muscle"
  6. exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
Similar Words: bend, deform, twist, turn

 

Hyponyms: indent, dent, incurvate, gnarl, crank, convolve, convolute, crook, curve, arch, arc, retroflex, replicate, lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle, crouch, stoop, bend, bow, double over, double, double up, fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel, curl up, curl, draw in

 

Derivational Morphology: deformation, contortion, bender, fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend, flection, flexion, crook, turn

 

Language Translations:
Croatian: napeti   Dutch: samentrekken  
Finnish: jännittää   French: bander  
German: spielen lassen   Italian: contrarre  
Polish: napinać   Romanian: a contracta  
Russian: напрягать   Slovak: napnúť  
Spanish: tensar  
 
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