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Etymology

Old English benċ.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bench

Plural
es

bench (es)
  1. A long seat, for example, in the park.
    They sat on a park bench and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.
  2. In law, the people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.
    They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the bench.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The place where the judges sit.
    She sat on the bench for 30 years before she retired.
  4. The place where players of a sport sit when not playing.
    He spent the first three games on the bench, watching.
  5. A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.
    She placed the workpiece on the bench, inspected it closely, and opened the cover.
  6. (weightlifting) A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bench

Third person singular
bench

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to bench (third-person singular simple present bench, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To sideline; to remove a player from play.
    They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To lift by bench pressing
    I heard he can bench 150 pounds.
  3. (slang) To push the victim back on the person behind them who is on their hands and knees and end up falling over

Derived terms

benchmark
bench plane
bench warrant
bench-warmer

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