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Definition of "benching" [benching]

  • An instance of a person being removed temporarily from an active role in a group or team activity. (noun)
  • Present participle of bench. (verb)

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Use "benching" in a sentence
  • "Starter Donovan McNabb, who said he expects to start next week against Green Bay, didn't seem to think Ponder's appearance foreshadowed a long-term benching."
  • "Manager Terry Collins briefly flirted with the idea of benching him Monday in favor of Scott Hairston."
  • "One of the reasons Shanahan gave for the benching was a series of injuries that had slowed McNabb."
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