Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flex

1 sense of flex

Sense 1
flex -- (the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies")
       => flexion, flexure -- (act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flex

5 senses of flex

Sense 1
flex -- (contract; "flex a muscle")
       => shrink, contract -- (become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank")

Sense 2
flex -- (exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility")
       => flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank -- (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car")

Sense 3
bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 4
flex, bend -- (bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
flex, bend, deform, twist, turn -- (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

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