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Verb: warm up
  1. Run until the normal working temperature is reached
    "We warmed up the car for a few minutes"
  2. Become more friendly or open
    "She warmed up after we had lunch together"
  3. Get warm or warmer
    "The soup warmed up slowly on the stove";
    - warm
  4. Cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
    "The coach warmed up the players before the game"
  5. Make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
    - limber up, loosen up
Noun: warm-up  'worm,úp
  1. Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
    - tune-up, prolusion
Noun: warm up
  1. Performing mild exercises to prepare for some more strenuous activity
    "the singers have to warm up"; "the marathon runner did not warm up and hurt himself"

Derived forms: warmed up, warms up, warming up, warm-ups

Type of: change, exercise, operate, preparation, put to work, readying, run, work, work out

Encyclopedia: Warm up