bench

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Noun[change]

Singular
bench

Plural
benches

A bench made of stone
  1. (countable) A bench is a long, hard seat for more than one person.
  2. (countable) The bench is the place where players of a sport sit when they are not playing.
    He watched the first 3 games from the bench.


Verb[change]

Plain form
bench

Third-person singular
benches

Past tense
benched

Past participle
benched

Present participle
benching

  1. (transitive) If a coach benches a player, they take the player out of a game.
    They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was hurt.
  2. (transitive) If you bench a weight, you lift it over your chest, lying on your back, on a bench.
    I heard he can bench 150 pounds.
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