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A lift in weightlifting that is executed from a usually horizontal position on a bench, in which the weight is lifted from the chest to arm's length and then lowered back to the chest.
(Weightlifting) 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
(Weightlifting) (intr) to carry out one or more bench presses
a weightlifting exercise in which a barbell is raised and lowered above the chest while the lifter lies supine on a bench.
bench′-press`, v.t., v.i.
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|Noun||1.||bench press - a weightlift in which you lie on your back on a bench and press weights upward|
incline bench press - a bench press performed on an inclined bench
|2.||bench press - a small punch press mounted on a workbench|
punch press - a power driven press used to shape metal parts