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bench' press"




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.

bench-press



Pronunciation: (bench'pres"), [key]
v.t., v.i.
to perform a bench press with (a weight): He is small but can bench-press more than 400 pounds.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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