- to bend, as a part of the body: He flexed his arms to show off his muscles.
- to tighten (a muscle) by contraction.
- to bend.
- the act of flexing.
- any flexible, insulated electric cord; an electric cord or extension cord.
- Slang.an elastic band, as a garter.
- Mathematics. an inflection point.
Origin of flex1
Related Words for flexingtilt, tighten, lean, ply, angle, stretch, spring, curve, contract, crook, yield, mold
Examples from the Web for flexing
Contemporary Examples of flexing
The tech industry, it seems, is flexing its political muscle more than ever before.We Need to Talk About Silicon Valley's Racism
August 22, 2014
Already in 2013 there have been multiple instances of Golden Dawn flexing their newly founded popularity.Golden Dawn Continues Its Message of Hate
May 3, 2013
In practice, the frequency of employees telecommuting and flexing their time is low.Yahoo’s Work-From-Home Ban a Bigger Blow to Men
March 4, 2013
Then Calvin Klein aired a two-minute commercial featuring an Adonis flexing in underwear.Oscars, the Super Bowl for Women & Other People’s Super Bowls
February 22, 2013
The same mechanism controls our most basic processes, including the flexing of a muscle or the beating of the heart.Hot Reads, Sept. 17, 2012: ‘Sutton,’ ‘The Canvas,’ ‘Ike’s Bluff’
September 16, 2012
Historical Examples of flexing
She sat and stared at the black letters, flexing the packet filled with bills.The Harbor of Doubt
First she stood tentatively, flexing her knees and testing her weight.Subspace Survivors
E. E. Smith
Flexing his hands until he worked some feeling into them, he inched the ship lower.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
The flexing of the limbs is probably also an Upper Palolithic custom.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
Sine was flexing his muscles, sitting up with the support of one elbow.The Metal Moon
Everett C. Smith
- British a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mainsUS and Canadian name: cord
- informal flexibility or pliability
- to bend or be benthe flexed his arm; his arm flexed
- to contract (a muscle) or (of a muscle) to contract
- (intr) to work according to flexitime
- to test or display (one's authority or strength)
Word Origin for flex
1520s, probably a back-formation from flexible. Related: Flexed; flexing.
- To bend.
- To contract a muscle.
- To move a joint so that the parts it connects approach each other.