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1. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] exert pressure or force to or upon.

Synonyms

  • weigh down
  • push
  • craunch
  • knuckle
  • bear down on
  • crunch
  • squash
  • press down on
  • mash
  • crush
  • squeeze
  • grind
  • squelch
  • cranch
  • touch
  • drag down

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • underbid
  • outbid

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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  • progress
  • kjos
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  • express'
  • express
  • distress
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  • cmos
  • adss
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  • uys
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  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

Example sentences of the word bench-press


1. Noun Phrase
The movement involves lying on a bench press with your feet resting flat on the floor.

2. Noun Phrase
For the bench press, participants lie on a weight bench to lift a weighted barbell.

3. Noun Phrase
Pick two strength exercises, such as the squat and bench press, and record your single-repetition maximum.

4. Noun Phrase
Another variation of the close-grip bench press is the reverse-grip bench press.

2. bench

noun. ['ˈbɛntʃ'] a long seat for more than one person.

Synonyms

  • window seat
  • penalty box
  • church bench
  • settle
  • park bench
  • flat bench
  • pew
  • seat
  • banquette
  • settee

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • ascend
  • float
  • rise

Etymology

  • benc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] force or impel in an indicated direction.

Synonyms

  • push
  • rush
  • bear on
  • preach
  • advise
  • counsel
  • exhort
  • advocate
  • urge
  • rede
  • urge on

Antonyms

  • undress
  • unrefined
  • linger
  • unhurried

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. bench

verb. ['ˈbɛntʃ'] take out of a game; of players.

Antonyms

  • wrap

Etymology

  • benc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] squeeze or press together.

Synonyms

  • overbear
  • gag
  • strangulate
  • strangle
  • fret
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • choke
  • scrag
  • astringe
  • contract
  • compact
  • tighten
  • convulse
  • compress
  • prim

Antonyms

  • adience
  • abience
  • uncover
  • stand still

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.

Synonyms

  • iron
  • flatten out
  • flatten
  • calender

Antonyms

  • demote
  • make peace
  • defend
  • surrender

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. press

verb. ['ˈprɛs'] to be oppressive or burdensome.

Synonyms

  • weigh
  • count

Antonyms

  • inconsequence
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • presse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pressen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • presser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. bench

noun. ['ˈbɛntʃ'] a strong worktable for a carpenter or mechanic.

Synonyms

  • work table
  • laboratory bench
  • work bench
  • worktable
  • lab bench

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • start
  • lie
  • stand

Etymology

  • benc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. bench

noun. ['ˈbɛntʃ'] persons who administer justice.

Synonyms

  • authorities
  • regime
  • organisation
  • judiciary
  • government
  • governing body
  • governance
  • administration
  • establishment
  • organization

Antonyms

  • finish
  • inactivity
  • offence
  • offense

Etymology

  • benc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. bench

noun. ['ˈbɛntʃ'] a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below).

Synonyms

  • tableland
  • plateau

Antonyms

  • communicativeness
  • lowland
  • refrain

Etymology

  • benc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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