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Meaning of “flex” in the English Dictionary

"flex" in British English

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flexverb [T]

uk   us   /fleks/

flexnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /fleks/ UK (US cord)
(a ​length of) ​wire with a ​plasticcover used for ​connecting a ​piece of ​electricalequipment to a ​supply of ​electricity: The flex on this ​iron isn't ​long enough to ​reach the ​socket.
(Definition of flex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flex" in American English

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flexverb [T]

 us   /fleks/
to ​bend a ​part of the ​body, esp. an ​arm or ​leg, or to ​tighten a ​muscle: Keep ​yourknees flexed at all ​times.
(Definition of flex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flex" in Business English

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flexadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /fleks/ WORKPLACE, HR
abbreviation for flexible: used to describe ​arrangements that ​allow you to choose the ​hours that you ​work, whether you ​work in the ​office or at ​home, etc.: Before a flex ​arrangement can be ​implemented, both ​supervisor and ​employee must fully understand the ​arrangement. flex ​work

flexverb [I or T]

uk   us   /fleks/ WORKPLACE, HR
to ​work in a way that ​allows you to choose the ​times that you ​work, whether you ​work in the ​office or at ​home, etc.: I wanted to ​develop my ​network at the ​firm before flexing. With the ​help of my ​company, I was able to flex my ​hours.
(Definition of flex from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flex”
in Korean 전선…
in Arabic ثَنْية (بلاسْتيكيّة)…
in Malaysian menekuk…
in French fléchir…
in Russian сгибать, напрягать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 活動(手臂、腿等), 使(肌肉)繃緊…
in Italian filo, cavo…
in Turkish eğmek, bükmek, germek…
in Polish zginać, napinać…
in Spanish flexionar, tensar…
in Vietnamese làm cong, uốn cong…
in Portuguese cabo elétrico…
in Thai งอ…
in German biegen…
in Catalan cable…
in Japanese (電気の)コード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 活动(手臂、腿等), 使(肌肉)绷紧…
in Indonesian menekuk…
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