|1.||(Brit) US and Canadian name: cord a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains|
|2.||informal flexibility or pliability|
|3.||to bend or be bent: he flexed his arm; his arm flexed|
|4.||to contract (a muscle) or (of a muscle) to contract|
|5.||(intr) to work according to flexitime|
|6.||to test or display (one's authority or strength)|
|[C16: from Latin flexus bent, winding, from flectere to bend, bow]|
v. flexed, flex·ing, flex·es
To contract a muscle.
To move a joint so that the parts it connects approach each other.