English dictionary



Hint: In most browsers you can lookup any word by double click it.

English noun: flex

1. flex (act) the act of flexing


SamplesHe gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies.


Broader (hypernym)flexion, flexure


English verb: flex

1. flex (motion) contract


SamplesFlex a muscle.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contract, shrink

2. flex (perception) exhibit the strength of


SamplesThe victorious army flexes its invincibility.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flash, flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank

3. flex (motion) form a curve


SamplesThe stick does not bend.


ExamplesThe glass tubes flex


Synonymsbend


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)angle, arc, arch, bend, bow, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crook, crouch, curl, curl up, curve, curve, double, double over, double up, draw in, fawn, grovel, incurvate, lean, replicate, retroflex, slant, stoop, tilt, tip


Antonymsstraighten, unbend

4. flex (contact) bend a joint


SamplesFlex your wrists.
Bend your knees.


Synonymsbend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move

5. flex (contact) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form


SamplesBend the rod.
Twist the dough into a braid.
The strong man could turn an iron bar.


Synonymsbend, deform, turn, twist


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Narrower (hyponym)convolute, convolve, crank, dent, gnarl, incurvate, indent


Antonymsunbend









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk