1. [ verb ] contract

"flex a muscle"

Related terms: shrink
2. [ verb ] form a curve
Synonyms: bend

"The stick does not bent" "Bend your knees"

Related terms: straighten change_shape lean crouch arch curl_up fawn double_over incurvate retroflex crook bend fold flexion
3. [ noun ] the act of flexing

"he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"

Related terms: flexion
4. [ verb ] cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
Synonyms: bend twist turn deform

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

Related terms: unbend change_shape indent gnarl convolve crank incurvate fold deformation
5. [ verb ] bend a joint
Synonyms: bend

"flex your wrists" "bend your knees"

Related terms: move flection
6. [ verb ] exhibit the strength of

"The victorious army flexes its invincibility"

Related terms: flaunt
7. [ noun ] the act of bending something
Synonyms: bending flexion flection inflection bend
Related terms: change_of_shape crouch flexion incurvation hunch
Similar spelling:   flux