To limber up
Limber Lim"ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m"b[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster]

{To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber. [1913 Webster]


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  • limber up — verb 1. attach the limber limber a cannon • Syn: ↑limber • Hypernyms: ↑attach • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. make one s body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous p …   Useful english dictionary

  • limber up — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms limber up : present tense I/you/we/they limber up he/she/it limbers up present participle limbering up past tense limbered up past participle limbered up to do gentle exercises that make your… …   English dictionary

  • limber up — verb a) to stretch; stretch ones muscles to make them more limber, as before exercise b) to attach a limber …   Wiktionary

  • Limber — Lim ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Limbered} (l[i^]m b[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Limbering}.] (Mil.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun. [1913 Webster] {To limber up}, to change a gun carriage into a four wheeled vehicle by attaching the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limber — limber1 limberly, adv. limberness, n. /lim beuhr/, adj. 1. characterized by ease in bending the body; supple; lithe. 2. bending readily; flexible; pliant. v.i. 3. to make oneself limber (usually fol. by up): to limber up before the game. v.t …   Universalium

  • limber — I lim•ber [[t]ˈlɪm bər[/t]] adj. 1) characterized by ease in bending the body; supple; lithe 2) bending readily; flexible; pliant 3) to make oneself limber (usu. fol. by up): to limber up before the game[/ex] 4) to make (something) limber (usu.… …   From formal English to slang

  • limber — limber1 [lim′bər] adj. [< ? LIMB1] 1. easily bent; flexible; pliant 2. able to bend the body easily; supple; lithe vt. to make limber [to limber the fingers] vi. to make oneself limber, as by exercises: usually with up limberness …   English World dictionary

  • limber — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ supple; flexible. ► VERB (limber up) ▪ warm up in preparation for exercise or activity. ORIGIN perhaps from LIMBER(Cf. ↑limber) in the dialect sense «cart shaft», with allusion to the to and fro motion …   English terms dictionary

  • limber — I. /ˈlɪmbə / (say limbuh) adjective 1. bending readily; flexible; pliant. 2. characterised by ease in bending the body; supple; lithe. –verb (t) 3. to make limber. –phrase 4. limber up, to make oneself limber. {? related to limb1 arm, leg}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • limber — I. noun Etymology: Middle English lymour Date: 15th century a two wheeled vehicle to which a gun or caisson may be attached II. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1565 1. capable of being shaped ; flexible 2. having a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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