the act of remaining online and on call as an alternate member of your guild's raid in an MMORPG (e.g. World of Warcraft). this usually involves staying out of all other groups while at the level cap. it has been found to be very unpleasant, as it involves wasting time in the game that you've already wasting playing the game.
There are way too many death knights that are better geared than me attending the raid. Now I'm benching in case someone doesn't show or has to log. In the meantime I can't run any heroics to increase my status as a badge whore.
by Arquin (Gorgonnash Horde) May 10, 2009
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the time spent photographing or watching graffiti on trains, more specifically passenger and freight trains.
we set up the grill and drank all day while we were out were out in milwaukee, benching by miller park
by fr8FOAMER November 28, 2007
The act of sitting on a subway bench in order to observe passing graffiti. Often to find influences.
I've been benching all day for a good piece.
by yfh asdf sadfj October 03, 2007
The act of magically pulling out one's bench from your universally deep pockets and chillaxing as if you are Cadena's pimp in a crowd of people.
Yeah, man. After a party like that, we just sat around Thereall benching and chatting.
by Catheiadena February 16, 2011
"Benching": it's the latest craze after "Planking" and ""Neknominate".
Davo was benching when some old bird wanted to sit down on the same bench.
by ChewyAnimal March 23, 2014
To sit on a bench in a public place for an hour or more, because you have no place to go, probably because you are homeless.
There are way to many homeless bums benching in central park today.
by poorlittlerichboy March 26, 2010