To sit on a bench reading a newspaper while waiting for a bus.

If someone says they benched 250 yesterday, it means they waited exactly 2 minutes 50 seconds before their bus showed up.
"I was bench pressing the other day and learned that a two headed whale was discovered on the shores of Sweden!!!"
by meatloafed January 10, 2010
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an exercise that is designed to maximise the size and strength of the pectorali as found on the male and female H. Homo Sapiens... Also is a favourite among power lifters, performed with weights usually in excess of 450 lbs...
by J. Michael Reiter July 22, 2003
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Richard: Bro I just bench pressed Monisha!
Me: Bro she's huge!
Richard: I kno that's why I hit the gym
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this is not recommended for people who weigh less then the bar. (dish)
by anonymous February 19, 2003
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(v.) To lie flat on ones' back (although inclines and declines can be used to concentrate on a particular part of the pectorals) and push weights (usually a barbell) vertically upwards.

(n.) A bench designed for the above.
1) He tried to benchpress a bucket of paint and failed, crushing his head.

2)I replaced the chair and am writing this sitting ona bench press
by Gumba Gumba May 29, 2004
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the most overrated lift ever, particulary in the school scene. no one cares about anything but the bench press. to further pussify the lifting scene, teens wear specialized equipment called 'bench shirts' to further their lifts with false strength.
some skinny retarded jock> -puts on bench shirt, bench presses 200, takes off bench shirt, can only bench 150- GUYS I CAN BENCH 200 AND IM ONLY 15 LOL
by GOERNR April 24, 2006
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A power movement which calculates the power of the chest muscles
Ben Hatch Benches more than you because his chest is stronger
by Maximus February 19, 2003
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