warm up

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warm up (third-person singular simple present warms up, present participle warming up, simple past and past participle warmed up)

  1. (transitive) To make an audience enthusiastic or animated before a show
    Rich knew how to warm up the audience of The Price is Right. His good looks and charming personality made even that special.
  2. (transitive) To reach a normal operating temperature (of a car for example)
  3. (transitive) To reheat food
  4. (intransitive) To become warmer
    He came inside to warm up.
  5. (intransitive) To prepare for executing an already-learned activity by a limited amount of additional practice.
    They warmed up by throwing the ball around a few minutes.

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warm up m (plural warm ups)

  1. heat (preliminary race, used to determine the participants in a final race)
  2. warm-up