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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.
by DatingCoachMattAdams March 22, 2017
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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 04, 2017
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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
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The act of sitting on a subway bench in order to observe passing graffiti. Often to find influences.
by yfh asdf sadfj October 03, 2007
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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
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Act involving sitting on a bench, smoking a joint, and talk about neuroscience,
- Hey Pooja, do you want to join us for some benching tonight?
- No.
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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.
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