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Flex vs. Flexible

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Flexnoun

(uncountable) Flexibility, pliancy.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent without breaking; able to be turned or twisted without breaking.

‘When the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks. -William Shakespeare’;

Flexnoun

(countable) The act of flexing.

Flexibleadjective

Willing or prone to give way to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate.

‘Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people. - Francis Bacon.’; ‘Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible. - William Shakespeare’;

Flexnoun

Any flexible insulated electrical wiring.

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded in some way.

‘a flexible language’; ‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose. -Rogers.’;

Flexnoun

A point of inflection.

Flexiblenoun

Something that is flexible.

Flexverb

To bend something.

Flexibleadjective

Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle.

‘When the splitting windMakes flexible the knees of knotted oaks.’;

Flexverb

To repeatedly bend one of one's joints.

Flexibleadjective

Willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; ductile; easy and compliant; wavering.

‘Phocion was a man of great severity, and no ways flexible to the will of the people.’; ‘Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.’;

Flexverb

To move part of the body using one's muscles.

Flexibleadjective

Capable or being adapted or molded; plastic,; as, a flexible language.

‘This was a principle more flexible to their purpose.’;

Flexverb

To tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.

Flexibleadjective

extended meanings; capable of change;

‘a flexible character’; ‘flexible schedules’;

Flexverb

To flaunt one's superiority.

Flexibleadjective

able to flex; able to bend easily;

‘slim flexible birches’;

Flexverb

To bend; as, to flex the arm.

Flexibleadjective

able to adjust readily to different conditions;

‘an adaptable person’; ‘a flexible personality’; ‘an elastic clause in a contract’;

Flexnoun

Flax.

Flexibleadjective

bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Flexnoun

the act of flexing;

‘he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies’;

Flexibleadjective

making or willing to make concessions;

‘loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet’;

Flexverb

contract;

‘flex a muscle’;

Flexibleadjective

capable of bending easily without breaking

‘flexible rubber seals’;

Flexverb

exhibit the strength of;

‘The victorious army flexes its invincibility’;

Flexibleadjective

able to be easily modified to respond to altered circumstances

‘small businesses which are dependent on flexible working hours’;

Flexverb

form a curve;

‘The stick does not bend’;

Flexibleadjective

(of a person) ready and able to change so as to adapt to different circumstances

‘you can save money if you're flexible about where your room is located’;

Flexverb

bend a joint;

‘flex your wrists’; ‘bend your knees’;

Flexverb

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’;

Flexverb

(with reference to a limb or joint) bend or become bent

‘she saw him flex his ankle and wince’; ‘it's important to prevent the damaged wrist from flexing’;

Flexverb

cause (a muscle) to stand out by contracting or tensing it

‘a group of bodybuilders flexed their muscles’;

Flexverb

(of a muscle) contract or be tensed

‘a muscle flexed in his jaw’;

Flexverb

(of a material) be capable of warping or bending and then reverting to shape

‘set windows in rubber so they flex during an earthquake’;

Flexverb

relating to or denoting a practice of burying a corpse with the legs drawn up under the chin.

Flexnoun

a flexible insulated cable used for carrying electric current to an appliance.

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