Flexing



[fleks] /flɛks/

verb (used with object)
1.
to bend, as a part of the body:
He flexed his arms to show off his muscles.
2.
to tighten (a muscle) by contraction.
verb (used without object)
3.
to bend.
noun
4.
the act of flexing.
5.
British.

6.
Mathematics. an inflection point.
/flɛks/
noun
1.
(Brit) a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains US and Canadian name cord
2.
(informal) flexibility or pliability
verb
3.
to bend or be bent: he flexed his arm, his arm flexed
4.
to contract (a muscle) or (of a muscle) to contract
5.
(intransitive) to work according to flexitime
6.
to test or display (one’s authority or strength)
v.

1520s, probably a back-formation from flexible. Related: Flexed; flexing.

flex (flěks)
v. flexed, flex·ing, flex·es

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