verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- any flexible, insulated electric cord; an electric cord or extension cord.
- Slang. an elastic band, as a garter.
Origin of flex1
Examples from the Web for flexing
The tech industry, it seems, is flexing its political muscle more than ever before.
Already in 2013 there have been multiple instances of Golden Dawn flexing their newly founded popularity.
In practice, the frequency of employees telecommuting and flexing their time is low.
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|Kevin Fallon|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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’|Nicholas Mancusi|September 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Little spicules licked out from their flexing stalks and jabbed, unsensed, into Cully's body to draw nourishment.Cully|Jack Egan
Whatever relative movement there is between the two electrodes must, therefore, be permitted by the flexing of the mica washer.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
The door had no sooner slammed than he was on his feet, regaining his breath and flexing his muscles for action.The Gray Phantom's Return|Herman Landon
In bilateral affections animals drag the toes because of the pain incident to flexing the stifles.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
This is done by flexing the thighs and bending the body forward and towards the affected side.
British Dictionary definitions for flexing
Word Origin for flex
Word Origin and History for flexing
1520s, probably a back-formation from flexible. Related: Flexed; flexing.