Removed from a game or removed from play; can be applied to any situation where one is not permitted to participate in an activity.

Derived from the sporting world where players often sit on a bench when not playing. A player can be benched for many reasons including but not limited to: playing or performing poorly or sucking, disobeying the coach or leader, unsportsmanlike conduct, not following the game plan, showing up late, etc.
Coach says I'm benched because I can't catch today.

Man I thought I had a chance with that cute girl over there but she totally benched me.
by pihmpdaddi May 28, 2008
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when one doesnt even try to shoot their shot.
'she hasnt even talked to him! she's benched.'
by daddy deeya May 28, 2020
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Sitting on a bench in the schoolyard during recess against one's will; punishment imposed by teachers on elementary school children for bad behavior.
Johnny was benched for talking back to Mrs. Beronio.
by renben February 2, 2009
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Benching is when you start dating someone you think is nice and who has potential, but you're not crazy about them. You don't know wether to keep dating them, or dump them and move on to the next one. This is where benching happens; instead of going for either of the above polarized options, you put your date in your mental 'maybe' folder and 'bench them' so you date around to see what else is out there.
Sarah: How's your dating life going, Jill, weren't you seeing that guy Jack?
Jill: Yeah I am, sort of. He's just ok, so I've been benching him and dating around more.

John: Hey Jack, how are things going with that girl Jill you're dating?
Jack: Idk man, I know she's seeing other guys, and I think I've been benched.
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(Irish origin)For a girl to sit on a guys lap facing him while Making out
Girl 1 Did ya meet him at core(disco)

girl 2 yea I was benching him for ages
by Soph101 February 4, 2017
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to put a lot of effort into an activity no matter what it is (eg sports, project, study, gaming, eating)
Peter: Wait up Nick I'm so tired man i can't run anymore.

Nick: Pete don't think about it and just BENCH IT! the rest of the way.
by Nick Pley February 22, 2011
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