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flex

flex(
flehks
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bend)
a. flexionar
"Flex your arm for me, please," said the physical therapist."Flexione el brazo, por favor", dijo el fisioterapeuta.
b. doblar
It hurts every time I flex my wrist.Me duele cada vez que doblo la muñeca.
2. (to tense)
a. tensar
When you flex your biceps, the muscle itself changes shape.Cuando tensas el biceps, el músculo mismo cambia de forma.
3. (to display)
a. sacar
The bodybuilder was grinning and flexing his muscles.El culturista sonreía abiertamente y sacaba los músculos.
4. (to attempt to intimidate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It is unknown whether the dictator is just flexing his muscles or if he really plans to attack.No se sabe si el dictador solo está mostrando su poderío o si realmente tiene la intención de atacar.
The nascent empire was flexing its muscles in the region.El imperio naciente estaba haciendo alarde de su poder en la región.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to show off)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. hacer alarde de
I don't fall for those guys always flexing their success on Instagram.A mí no me atraen esos tipos que siempre hacen alarde de sus éxitos en Instagram.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to bend)
a. doblarse
Does your leg hurt more when you stretch or when you flex?¿Le duele más la pierna al extenderse o al doblarse?
b. flexionarse
This fishing rod is made with a flexible material, so it flexes but doesn't break under pressure.Esta caña de pescar esta hecha de un material flexible, y se flexiona pero no se rompe bajo presión.
7. (to tense up)
a. tensionarse
Sometimes my arm flexes and then relaxes on its own. It's like a mini spasm.A veces se me tensiona el brazo y después se relaja solo. Es como un mini espasmo.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to show off; often used with "on" or "about")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. alardear
There are swarms of influencers flexing about their flashy lifestyle all over social media.Hay cantidades de influenciadores alardeando de su ostentoso estilo de vida por todos los medios sociales.
b. fanfarronear
Quit flexing, dude! We're not all as lucky as you!¡Deja ya de fanfarronear, hombre! No todos tenemos la misma suerte que tú.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boast)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la fanfarronada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Weird flex, but OK! Whatever floats your boat!Una fanfarronada algo rara, pero cada uno a lo suyo.
10.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g., cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(electronics) (United Kingdom)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Peter tripped on the flex of the iron as he was walking through the parlor.Peter tropezó con el cable de la plancha mientras pasaba por la sala.
b. el cordón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The flex of the the lamp had frayed, so Cordelia got a shock when she plugged it in.El cordón de la lámpara se había deshilachado, y Cordelia recibió una descarga cuando la enchufó.
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flex
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cable) (United Kingdom)
a. el cable m, cordón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. flexionar
3. (fig)
a.
they are flexing their musclesestán haciendo una demostración de fuerza
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flex [fleks]
noun
(Britain) [of lamp, telephone] cable (m); cordón (m)
transitive verb
[+arms, knees] flexionar; doblar
to flex one's muscles (in exercises) hacer ejercicios de calentamiento de músculos; (to impress) sacar los músculos; the government is flexing its muscles in Europe el gobierno está haciendo alarde de su poder en Europa
intransitive verb
doblarse; flexionarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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