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Definition 1: the act of flexing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies

(flex is a kind of ...) act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased

Definition 2: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form - [verb of contact]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bend the rod
  • twist the dough into a braid
  • the strong man could turn an iron bar

Synonyms for flex in the sense of this definition

(flex is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of flex ) make a depression into

"The bicycle dented my car"

(... is a kind of flex ) cause to curve inward

"gravity incurvates the rays"

(... is a kind of flex ) twist into a state of deformity

"The wind has gnarled this old tree"

(... is a kind of flex ) bend into the shape of a crank

(... is a kind of flex ) curl, wind, or twist together

Definition 3: bend a joint - [verb of contact]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flex your wrists
  • bend your knees

Synonyms for flex in the sense of this definition

(flex is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 4: form a curve - [verb of motion]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stick does not bend

Synonyms for flex in the sense of this definition

(flex is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(... is a kind of flex ) show submission or fear

(... is a kind of flex ) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

"He doubled and vomited violently"

(... is a kind of flex ) 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"

(... is a kind of flex ) to incline or bend from a vertical position

"She leaned over the banister"

(... is a kind of flex ) bend or turn backward

(... is a kind of flex ) bend inwards

"The body incurvates a little at the back"

(... is a kind of flex ) form an arch or curve

"her back arches" "her hips curve nicely"

(... is a kind of flex ) bend or cause to bend

"He crooked his index finger" "the road curved sharply"

(... is a kind of flex ) shape one's body into a curl

"She curled farther down under the covers" "She fell and drew in"

Definition 5: contract - [verb of motion]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flex a muscle

(flex is a kind of ...) become smaller or draw together

"The fabric shrank" "The balloon shrank"

Definition 6: exhibit the strength of - [verb of perception]

Samples where flex or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The victorious army flexes its invincibility

(flex is a kind of ...) display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

"he showed off his new sports car"

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