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  Words related to flex

Related / Similar Words: bend, deform, twist, turn

 

Definition:
  • the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies";
  • 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";
  • bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees";
  • form a curve; "The stick does not bend";
  • contract; "flex a muscle";
  • exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility";

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    Hyponyms: indent, dent, incurvate, gnarl, crank, convolve, convolute, crook, curve, arch, arc, retroflex, replicate, lean, tilt, tip, slant, angle, crouch, stoop, bend, bow, double over, double, double up, fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel, curl up, curl, draw in

     

    Derivational Morphology: deformation, contortion, bender, fold, crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend, flection, flexion, crook, turn

     

    Language Translations:
    Croatian: napeti   Dutch: samentrekken  
    Finnish: jännittää   French: bander  
    German: spielen lassen   Italian: contrarre  
    Polish: napinać   Romanian: a contracta  
    Russian: напрягать   Slovak: napnúť  
    Spanish: tensar  
     
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