HyperDic: flex

English > 6 senses of the word flex:
VERBmotionflexcontract
perceptionflexexhibit the strength of
motionflex, bendform a curve
contactflex, bendbend a joint
contactflex, bend, deform, twist, turncause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form
NOUNactflexthe act of flexing
flex > pronunciation
Soundsfleh'ks
RhymesAix ... x / X: 35 rhymes with ehks...
English > flex: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of flexing.
Example"he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
Broaderflexion, flexureAct of bending a joint
Verbsflexcontract
English > flex: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningcontract.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"flex a muscle"
Broadershrink, contractBecome smaller or draw together
Spanishencorvar, flexionar
Catalanencorbar, flectir, flexionar
Nounsflexthe act of flexing
English > flex: 6 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningExhibit the strength of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
Broaderflaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swankDisplay proudly
English > flex: 6 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningform a curve.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe glass tubes flex
Synonymbend
Entailed byhunch, hump, hunch forward, hunch overRound one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
Narrowerarch, curve, arcform an arch or curve
crook, curvebend or cause to bend
crouch, stoop, bend, bowbend one's back forward from the waist on down
curl up, curl, draw inshape one's body into a curl
double over, double, double upBend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovelshow submission or fear
incurvatebend inwards
lean, tilt, tip, slant, angleTo incline or bend from a vertical position
retroflex, replicatebend or turn backward
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
Oppositestraighten, unbendstraighten up or out
Spanishdoblarse, doblar, doblegar, flexionar, torcer
Catalandoblegar, enguerxir, flexionar, torçar, tòrcer
Nounsflexureact of bending a joint
flexurean angular or rounded shape made by folding
English > flex: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningbend a joint.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"flex your wrists"
Synonymbend
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishcurvar, doblar, flexionar
Nounsflexureact of bending a joint
flexurethe state of being flexed (as of a joint)
English > flex: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningCause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked / crooked or angular form.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbend, deform, twist, turn
Entailed bycurl, curve, kinkform a curl, curve, or kink
Narrowerconvolve, convolutecurl, wind, or twist together
crankbend into the shape of a crank
gnarlTwist into a state of deformity
incurvateCause to curve / curve inward
indent, dentmake a depression into
Broaderchange shape, change form, deformassume a different shape or form
OppositeunbendFree from flexure
Spanishcurvar, doblar, girar, rotar, torcer
Catalancorbar, doblar, doblegar, encorbar, enroscar, girar, rotar, tòrçar, torçar, tòrcer, trenar
Adjectivesflexibleable to flex

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