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"bench" in British English

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benchnoun

uk   us   /bentʃ/
B2 [C] a ​long, usually hard ​seat for two or more ​people, often ​found in ​publicplaces: a park bench (= a ​seat in a ​publicgarden) a work bench (= a ​table for ​working at) a ​longtable for ​working on, for ​example when you are making something: Most of the ​workconstructing these ​objects is done at a bench.
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a ​longtable that you ​lie on to do exercises (= ​physicalactivity), for ​example in a gymthe bench a ​seat or ​area of ​seats where ​playerssit 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 ​lawcourt, or the ​place where he or she ​sits: Please ​addressyourremarks to the bench, Mr Smith.serve/sit/be on the bench to ​work as a ​judge or ​magistratetake the bench US to ​become a ​judge If a ​judgetakes the bench, he or she ​begins a ​formalmeeting of a ​lawcourt.the benches in the UK ​parliamentbuilding, the ​seats used by the ​members: There was ​jeering from the ​Labour benches.

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benchverb [T]

uk   us   /bentʃ/
US to not ​allow someone to take ​part in a ​sportsgame or ​playgroundactivity, as a ​punishment or because they are ​injured: The ​coach benched his ​starpitcher for ​skippingpractice. to BROKEN! : He ​looks like he could bench 400 ​pounds.
(Definition of bench from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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benchnoun [C]

 us   /bentʃ/
a ​longseat for two or more ​people, often of ​wood and usually used ​outside: a ​park bench The bench is a ​court of ​law, or the ​place where a ​judge or ​judgessit in ​court: Face the bench when you are ​talking, Mr. Smith.
(Definition of bench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bench”
in Korean 벤치, 긴 의자…
in Arabic دَكَّة…
in Malaysian tempat duduk kayu, bangku tukang kayu…
in French banc, établi…
in Russian скамейка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長凳, 工作枱…
in Italian panchina…
in Turkish bank, oturak…
in Polish ławka…
in Spanish banco, banco de trabajo…
in Vietnamese ghế dài, bàn thợ mộc…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 长凳, 工作台…
in Indonesian bangku, bangku kerja…
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