AskDefine | Define flex

Dictionary Definition

flex n : the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"


1 contract; "flex a muscle"
2 exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
3 form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: bend] [ant: straighten]
4 bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn: bend]
5 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" [syn: bend, deform, twist, turn] [ant: unbend]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /flɛks/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛks



  1. to bend something.
  2. to repeatedly bend one of one's joints.
  3. to move part of the body using one's muscles.
  4. : to tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.


to bend something
to repeatedly bend one's joints
to move part of the body using one's muscles
to tighten one's muscles


  1. flexibility, pliancy
  2. the act of flexing
  3. (mostly British) any flexible insulated electrical wiring.


the act of flexing
insulated electrical wiring

Extensive Definition

Flex may refer to:
  • Flexible electrical cable
In computing
In modern culture
In science and technology
In other uses
flex in German: Flex
flex in Spanish: Flex
flex in French: Flex
flex in Korean: Flex
flex in Italian: Flex
flex in Japanese: フレックス
flex in Russian: Flex

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