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"flex" in British English

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flexverb [T]

uk   /fleks/  us   /fleks/

flexnoun [C or U]

uk   /fleks/  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)
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