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NOUN (1)

1. the act of flexing;
- Example: "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"


VERB (5)

1. contract;
- Example: "flex a muscle"

2. exhibit the strength of;
- Example: "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"

3. form a curve;
- Example: "The stick does not bend"
[syn: bend, flex]

4. bend a joint;
- Example: "flex your wrists"
- Example: "bend your knees"
[syn: flex, bend]

5. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;
- Example: "bend the rod"
- Example: "twist the dough into a braid"
- Example: "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
[syn: flex, bend, deform, twist, turn]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flex \Flex\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Flexing.] [L. flexus, p. p. of flectere to bend, perh. flectere and akin to falx sickle, E. falchion. Cf. Flinch.] To bend; as, to flex the arm. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flex \Flex\, n. Flax. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flex n 1: the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies" v 1: contract; "flex a muscle" 2: exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility" 3: form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: bend, flex] [ant: straighten, unbend] 4: bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn: flex, bend] 5: 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" [syn: flex, bend, deform, twist, turn] [ant: unbend]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

55 Moby Thesaurus words for "flex": S-curve, arch, bend, bend back, bending, bow, bowing, cable, conflexure, contract, cord, crook, curl, curve, decurve, deflect, deflection, dome, embow, exercise, extension, flection, flexure, geanticline, geosyncline, give, hairpin turn, hook, hump, hunch, incurvate, incurve, inflect, inflection, lead, loop, meander, oxbow, recurve, reflect, reflection, reflex, retroflex, round, sag, stretch, swag, sweep, tense, tighten, turn, turning, vault, wind, wire
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

FLEX 1. Faster LEX. 2. A real-time language for dynamic environments. ["FLEX: Towards Flexible Real-Time Programs", K. Lin et al, Computer Langs 16(1):65-79, Jan 1991]. 3. An early object-oriented language developed for the FLEX machine by Alan Kay in about 1967. The FLEX language was a simplification of Simula and a predecessor of Smalltalk. (1995-03-29)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Flex A system developed by Ian Currie (Iain?) at the (then) Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at Malvern in the late 1970s. The hardware was custom and microprogrammable, with an operating system, (modular) compiler, editor, garbage collector and filing system all written in Algol-68. Flex was also re-implemented on the Perq(?). [I. F. Currie and others, "Flex Firmware", Technical Report, RSRE, Number 81009, 1981]. [I. F. Currie, "In Praise of Procedures", RSRE, 1982]. (1997-11-17)