bench press

bench press

noun
1.
a weightlifting exercise in which one lies supine on a bench and with both hands pushes a barbell or fixed weight upward from chest level to arm's length and then lowers it back to chest level: usually repeated in sets.
2.
one complete repetition of this exercise.
3.
this exercise as an event in weightlifting competition.

Origin:
1975–80

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bench-press

[bench-pres]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to perform a bench press with (a weight): He is small but can bench-press more than 400 pounds.
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bench press
 
n
1.  a weight-training exercise in which a person lies on a bench and pushes a barbell upwards with both hands from chest level until the arms are straight, then lowers it again
 
vb
2.  (intr) to carry out one or more bench presses

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