warm up
intransitive verb Date: 1846 to engage in exercise or practice especially before entering a game or contest; broadly to get ready

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  • warm up — {v.} 1. To reheat cooked food. * /Mr. Jones was so late that his dinner got cold; his wife had to warm it up./ * /When the children had left for school, their mother warmed up the breakfast coffee./ 2. To become friendly or interested. * /It… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • warm up — {v.} 1. To reheat cooked food. * /Mr. Jones was so late that his dinner got cold; his wife had to warm it up./ * /When the children had left for school, their mother warmed up the breakfast coffee./ 2. To become friendly or interested. * /It… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Warm-up — auch: Warm|up 〈[wɔ:mʌ̣p] n. 15〉 oV Warming up 1. 〈Sp.〉 1.1 Phase kurz vor einem Autorennen, die zum Warmlaufenlassen der Motoren dient 1.2 Phase des Warmlaufens bei Sprintern, Fußballern u. a. 2. 〈TV〉 einleitender Teil eines Werbespots od. einer… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • warm-up — warm up1 n 1.) a set of gentle exercises you do to prepare your body for dancing, sport etc →warm up at ↑warm2 2.) warm ups AmE informal clothes that you wear when you are doing exercises to prepare your body for playing a sport or dancing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • warm-up — warm ups N COUNT: usu sing, oft N for n, N n A warm up is something that prepares you for an activity or event, usually because it is a short practice or example of what the activity or event will involve. The exercises can be fun and a good warm …   English dictionary

  • Warm-up — [ wɔ:m ʌp] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. warm up zu to warm up »warm werden, warm laufen«>: 1. a) das Warm laufen Lassen eines Motors (Motorsport); b) das Aufwärmen des Sportlers vor dem Wettkampf durch [leichtes] Training. 2. a) bei… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • warm-up — ☆ warm up [wôrm′up΄ ] n. the act or an instance of warming up adj. designating a garment, as a jacket, worn for exercising: also warmup * * * warm up or warm·up (wôrmʹŭp ) n. 1. a. The act or procedure of warming up. b. A period spe …   Universalium

  • warm-up — warm ,up noun 1. ) count an occasion when you prepare yourself for an activity: The tests are a useful warm up for the final exam. a ) a set of exercises that you do just before you start to play a sport, in order to prepare your body: a five… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Warm Up! — Éditeur Microïds Développeur Lankhor Date de sortie 2000 Genre Course de F1 Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate forme …   Wikipédia en Français

  • warm up — warm (someone) up to cause someone to become more relaxed and friendly. It is a good idea to warm up an audience with a few amusing stories before talking about serious things. Do you think meditation might help warm him up before he gets out… …   New idioms dictionary

  • warm up — (something) to briefly exercise as preparation for something. She warms her voice up before a concert by singing scales and making funny noises. He always warmed up for about 15 minutes before his morning run. Etymology: based on the literal… …   New idioms dictionary

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