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[fleks] /flɛks/

Informal. :
a flex program of workers’ benefits.
(Brit) a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains US and Canadian name cord
(informal) flexibility or pliability
to bend or be bent: he flexed his arm, his arm flexed
to contract (a muscle) or (of a muscle) to contract
(intransitive) to work according to flexitime
to test or display (one’s authority or strength)

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

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


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