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What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
Michael Bay

Meaning of "flex" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLEX

From Latin flexus bent, winding, from flectere to bend, bow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLEX

flex  [flɛks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLEX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flex is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flex in English.

WHAT DOES FLEX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of flex in the English dictionary

The first definition of flex in the dictionary is a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains US and Canadian name: cord. Other definition of flex is flexibility or pliability. Flex is also to bend or be bent.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLEX

PRESENT

Present
I flex
you flex
he/she/it flexes
we flex
you flex
they flex
Present continuous
I am flexing
you are flexing
he/she/it is flexing
we are flexing
you are flexing
they are flexing
Present perfect
I have flexed
you have flexed
he/she/it has flexed
we have flexed
you have flexed
they have flexed
Present perfect continuous
I have been flexing
you have been flexing
he/she/it has been flexing
we have been flexing
you have been flexing
they have been flexing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I flexed
you flexed
he/she/it flexed
we flexed
you flexed
they flexed
Past continuous
I was flexing
you were flexing
he/she/it was flexing
we were flexing
you were flexing
they were flexing
Past perfect
I had flexed
you had flexed
he/she/it had flexed
we had flexed
you had flexed
they had flexed
Past perfect continuous
I had been flexing
you had been flexing
he/she/it had been flexing
we had been flexing
you had been flexing
they had been flexing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flex
you will flex
he/she/it will flex
we will flex
you will flex
they will flex
Future continuous
I will be flexing
you will be flexing
he/she/it will be flexing
we will be flexing
you will be flexing
they will be flexing
Future perfect
I will have flexed
you will have flexed
he/she/it will have flexed
we will have flexed
you will have flexed
they will have flexed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been flexing
you will have been flexing
he/she/it will have been flexing
we will have been flexing
you will have been flexing
they will have been flexing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flex
you would flex
he/she/it would flex
we would flex
you would flex
they would flex
Conditional continuous
I would be flexing
you would be flexing
he/she/it would be flexing
we would be flexing
you would be flexing
they would be flexing
Conditional perfect
I would have flex
you would have flex
he/she/it would have flex
we would have flex
you would have flex
they would have flex
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been flexing
you would have been flexing
he/she/it would have been flexing
we would have been flexing
you would have been flexing
they would have been flexing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flex
we let´s flex
you flex
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flex
Past participle
flexed
Present Participle
flexing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLEX


Cineplex
ˈsɪnɪˌplɛks
circumflex
ˈsɜːkəmˌflɛks
complex
ˈkɒmplɛks
duplex
ˈdjuːplɛks
fourplex
ˈfɔːplɛks
ilex
ˈaɪlɛks
lex
lɛks
megaplex
ˈmɛɡəˌplɛks
multiplex
ˈmʌltɪˌplɛks
perplex
pəˈplɛks
pollex
ˈpɒlɛks
reflex
ˈriːflɛks
retroflex
ˈrɛtrəʊˌflɛks
silex
ˈsaɪlɛks
simplex
ˈsɪmplɛks
suplex
ˈsuːplɛks
Supplex
ˈsʌplɛks
telex
ˈtɛlɛks
triplex
ˈtrɪplɛks
ulex
ˈjuːlɛks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLEX

flews
flex-fuel
flex-wing
flexagon
flexecutive
flexi
flexibility
flexible
flexible disk
flexible response
flexibleness
flexibly
flexicurities
flexicurity
flexihours
flexile
flexion
flexional
flexionless
flexitarian

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLEX

apartment complex
B complex
Babinski reflex
cinema complex
funplex
Golgi complex
googolplex
herpes simplex
immune complex
leisure complex
major histocompatibility complex
metroplex
military-industrial complex
Oedipus complex
plex
shopping complex
superiority complex
time-division multiplex
twin-lens reflex
vitamin B complex

Synonyms and antonyms of flex in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLEX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flex» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flex
angle · bend · contract · crook · curve · move · stretch · tighten

Translation of «flex» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLEX

Find out the translation of flex to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flex from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flex» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电线
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cable
570 millions of speakers

English

flex
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ्लेक्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِلْكٌ كَهْرَبَائِيّ مَعْزُول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гибкий провод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cabo elétrico flexível
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনমন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fil électrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Flex
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kabel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

電気コード
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lentur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dây mềm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சாதகமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वाकवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

esnek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cordoncino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

giętki przewód izolowany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шнур
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cablu de conexiune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εύκαμπτο καλώδιο πρίζας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

flex
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sladd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ledning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flex

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLEX»

The term «flex» is very widely used and occupies the 5.869 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLEX» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flex

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLEX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flex.
1
Michael Bay
What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
2
Morris Gleitzman
I like the idea of young readers using my stories as a sort of moral gym, where they can flex and develop their newly developed moral muscle.
3
Michael C. Hall
So it's really nice after about a year and a half to get back on stage and flex those old muscles.
4
Wladimir Klitschko
You can train your mental strength just like you train your body. If your body looks fit or ripped, it looks strong, and you can flex your muscles. So, physically, you have a certain strength. Mentally, it's the same thing. You can train your psychological strength.
5
Swae Lee
A 'no flex zone' is an area where a lot of people can be themselves, live their life, get their money.
6
Swae Lee
Imagine you're doing your thing, and somebody comes up to you and just kills your mojo. Just tell them, 'No flex zone!'
7
Deborah Mailman
The Australian film industry is a small industry, so you have to really be flexible within working in different mediums. A lot of actors work in theater, film, and television, because there's not much opportunity in terms of employment there. So you do have to be resourceful and be able to flex your muscles artistically.
8
Wanda Sykes
If I did a talk show, this would allow me to speak on what's happening at that moment. I can be current, and I get to flex my stand-up muscle but stay at home without doing the traveling.
9
Mr. T
God didn't make me to make movies, flex muscles, buy gold. What you love the most becomes your God... If I never make another dollar, my life is complete.
10
Chandra Wilson
I'm excited to flex my Broadway muscles - it keeps you alive as an actor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLEX»

Discover the use of flex in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flex and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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flex & bison: Text Processing Tools
If you need to parse or process text data in Linux or Unix, this useful book explains how to use flex and bison to solve your problems quickly. flex & bison is the long-awaited sequel to the classic O'Reilly book, lex & yacc.
John Levine, 2009
2
Adobe Flex 3: Training from the Source
Using project-based tutorials, this book is designed to teach the techniques needed to create sophisticated, professional-level projects. Each book includes all the files used in the lessons, plus completed projects for comparison.
Jeff Tapper, Michael Labriola, Matthew Boles, 2010
3
Flex: Do Something Different
Arguing that our habits undermine our ability to rise to new challenges, this self-help guide demonstrates how a change in behavior can lead individuals to feel happier, less stressed, and more in control.
Ben (C) Fletcher, Karen J. Pine, 2012
4
Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Bible
A complete and thorough reference for developers on the new Flex 4 platform Create desktop applications that behave identically on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with Adobe's new Flash Builder 4 platform and this in-depth guide.
David Gassner, 2010
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Programming Flex 3: The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Rich ...
Although it is possible to build Flex applications to deploy on the desktop (see Chapter 22), the vast majority of Flex applications today are deployed on the Web . To deploy a Flex application on the Web you should embed it in an HTML page.
Chafic Kazoun, Joey Lott, 2008
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Enterprise Development with Flex: Best Practices for RIA ...
If you want to use Adobe Flex to build production-quality Rich Internet Applications for the enterprise, this groundbreaking book shows you exactly what's required.
Yakov Fain, Victor Rasputnis, Anatole Tartakovsky, 2010
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Flex 4 Cookbook: Real-world recipes for developing Rich ...
With this collection of proven recipes, you have the ideal problem-solving guide for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications on the Adobe Flash Platform.
Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson, Garth Braithwaite, 2010
8
Professional Adobe Flex 3
What you will learn from this book Techniques for skinning and styling Flex 3 components Ways to integrate Flash-built assets into Flex 3 applications Various components in the Flex 3 framework that manipulate or display data in the ...
Joseph Balderson, Peter Ent, Jun Heider, 2011
9
The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan
The Flex Diet is an exciting new approach to a new you, your way.
James Beckerman, 2010
10
Beginning Java and Flex: Migrating Java, Spring, Hibernate ...
This book is not only for Java or Flex developers, but also for all web developers who want to increase their productivity and the quality of their development.
Filippo di Pisa, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLEX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flex is used in the context of the following news items.
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Unlocked LG G Flex 2 gets a price cut to $329.99
The online retailer Expansys gave a solid price cut to the unlocked LG G Flex 2. The self-healing high-end smartphone is now available for ... «GSMArena.com, Jul 15»
2
LIVIN' LOZADA and FLEX & SHANICE Join OWN's Today Night Line …
From the outside looking in, Flex and Shanice are living the dream - they are beautiful celebrities with a long-standing marriage, gorgeous kids ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
3
Flex and Shanice on Series Return: 'I know better, So I do Better …
*Flex Alexander and his wife Shanice return to prime time this weekend with new episodes of their reality show “Flex & Shanice.” The series ... «Eurweb.com, Jul 15»
4
Trucks, tractors flex their muscle at Stanislaus County Fair
Newman resident Ralph Serpa tries to pull the sled as far as he can in his truck, White Lie, on July 10, 2015, in the FoodMaxx Arena at the ... «The Tracy Press, Jul 15»
5
Skrillex steers us through Full Flex Express lineup
American dubstep maven Skrillex brings his cross-Canada Full Flex Express festival tour to Echo Beach this Saturday. It's the second time the ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
6
Unlocked LG G Flex 2 For $330 Or $170 Off At Expansys USA
Looking for a good smartphone deal? Expansys is selling the LG G Flex 2 for only $330, or around $170 off the lowest price you can get the ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
7
Congress getting nervous about Iran talks, prepares to flex muscle
The protracted Iranian nuclear talks, after blowing through several deadlines, are starting to make U.S. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle ... «Bayoubuzz, Jul 15»
8
Toronto Tipsheet: Panamania, Amy, Full Flex and more
The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am opening ceremonies begin tonight and the production is set to be as grand as you would expect. «NOW Magazine, Jul 15»
9
HFF closes $6 million sale for 3-building industrial flex facility Mount …
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has closed the $6 million sale of and secured $4.6 million financing for O'Hare Business Center, ... «REjournals.com, Jul 15»
10
Sony Xperia Z3 vs. LG G Flex 2: these devices share some pretty …
The Xperia Z3+ may be thinner compared to its predecessor, but it still looks and feels the same. The same can be said for the curved G Flex 2, ... «Ecumenical News, Jul 15»

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