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  1. bent or contracted, as a part of the body:

    When roller skating, a low posture and slightly flexed knees will help your stability.

  2. Heraldry. (of a human leg) depicted as bent at the knee.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of flex 1.

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Other Words From

  • un·flexed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of flexed1

First recorded in 1515–25; flex 1 + -ed 2 for the adjective senses; flex 1 + -ed 1 for the verb sense

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Example Sentences

Upward-Facing Dog is a chest opener, but the pose is also great for skiers because it stretches the tops of your feet and the front of your ankles, which are in a flexed position in your ski boots.

Your hips are generally in a flexed position to some degree when skiing, which can make the hip flexors tense up.

Their legs were raised to their chest in a flexed position, and their body wrapped in a special cloth, perhaps an animal skin.

Ever obliging, Springsteen then flexed all the right things on a paddle board.

But when I pulled her toward me to comfort her and tell her that I was sorry, she instinctively flexed her muscles to deflect me.

He picked it up and flexed it a bit, as a man might flex a rapier to test its material.

The "pure scholar" bared a small, skeleton arm, on which a creditable knot of muscle rose as he flexed it.

Her throat arched and flexed and was restless; and her lovely disparted bosom filled and waned.

In a few moments he rose, flexed his muscles and peered through the starlit darkness for a way up the cliff behind the beach.

The chel are large, broad, and flattened, and are so arranged that when flexed they fit closely together across the front.


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