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bench

noun uk   us   /bentʃ/
B2 [C] a long, usually hard seat for two or more people, often found in public places: a park bench (= a seat in a public garden) a work bench (= a table for working at) a long table for working on, for example when you are making something: Most of the work constructing these objects is done at a bench.
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a long table that you lie on to do exercises (= physical activity), for example in a gymthe bench a seat or area of seats where players sit during a game when they are not playing: He was injured, and spent the last few weeks of the season on the bench. the judge or magistrate in a law court, or the place where he or she sits: Please address your remarks to the bench, Mr Smith.serve/sit/be on the bench to work as a judge or magistrate take the bench US to become a judge If a judge takes the bench, he or she begins a formal meeting of a law court.the benches in the UK parliament building, the seats used by the members: There was jeering from the Labour benches.
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bench

verb [T] uk   us   /bentʃ/
US to not allow someone to take part in a sports game or playground activity, as a punishment or because they are injured: The coach benched his star pitcher for skipping practice. to bench press verb : He looks like he could bench 400 pounds.
Translations of “bench”
in Arabic دَكَّة…
in Korean 벤치, 긴 의자…
in Malaysian tempat duduk kayu, bangku tukang kayu…
in French banc, établi…
in Turkish bank, oturak…
in Italian panchina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長凳, 工作枱…
in Russian скамейка…
in Polish ławka…
in Vietnamese ghế dài, bàn thợ mộc…
in Spanish banco, banco de trabajo…
in Portuguese banco…
in Thai ม้านั่ง, โต๊ะทำงานของช่างไม้…
in German die Bank, die Werkbank…
in Catalan banc…
in Japanese ベンチ, 長いす…
in Indonesian bangku, bangku kerja…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长凳, 工作台…
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