To flex is to stretch or to bend a muscle. When you flex your arm, you are stretching the muscle.

  • He flexed his arm to show off his muscles.

  • The muscle in her flexed when she lifted the weight.

Definition of flexed


To bend something.


To repeatedly bend one of one's joints.


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


To tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.


(by extension) To flaunt one's superiority.

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Example Sentences for flexed

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    The students flex their creative muscle.

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    David Hasselhoff and Ronnie Wood flex their muscles as they holiday on Necker Island.

  • 3

    Filmmakers flex options.

  • 4

    Brachioradialis flexes the forearm at the elbow.

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    This exercise helps to flex the hip.

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    Some in India believe that the Pakistan army is flexing its muscles with India thanks to a renewed sense of indispensability in brokering peace.

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    How do the boots flex at the ankles

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    In the absence of a suitable stimulus, they are pliant and easily flexed.

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    Helps to flex the hip and extend the femoropatellar joint.

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    The brevis acts to plantar flex the middle phalanges.