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bench

[ bench ]
/ bɛntʃ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about bench

    on the bench,
    1. serving as a judge in a court of law; presiding.
    2. Sports. (of a player) not participating in play, either for part or all of a game.

Origin of bench

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English benc; cognate with Old Frisian benk, Old Saxon, Dutch, Old High German bank, Old Norse bekkr, from unattested Germanic bank-iz; see bank1

OTHER WORDS FROM bench

bench·less, adjectiveun·bench, verb (used with object)

Other definitions for bench (2 of 2)

Bench
[ bench ]
/ bɛntʃ /

noun
Johnny, born 1947, U.S. baseball player.
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British Dictionary definitions for bench

bench
/ (bɛntʃ) /

noun
verb (tr)

Word Origin for bench

Old English benc; related to Old Norse bekkr, Old High German bank, Danish, Swedish bänk; see bank ³
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bench

bench

see on the bench; warm the bench.

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