July 31, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
warm up /ˈwoɚm ˈʌp/ phrasal verb
warm up
/ˈwoɚm ˈʌp/
phrasal verb

warms up; warmed up; warming up

Warming up with some stretches
Warming up with some stretches
Learner's definition of WARM UP

1 : to become warmer

  • After being outside too long, I'm slowly warming up.

  • The days are starting to warm up.

2 warm up or warm (something) up or warm up (something) : to do exercises in order to prepare for some activity (such as a sport)

  • You should always warm up for a few minutes before you begin to run.

  • The singer warmed up her voice before the concert.

3 : to start to do something that you will do in a more intense way later : to become more intense or enthusiastic

  • He's just warming up; he's saving his best material for the end.

  • The party finally warmed up [=heated up] after a couple of hours.

4 warm (someone) up or warm up (someone) : to entertain (people) before a show begins

  • The comedian warmed up the audience before the concert.

5 a of a machine : to become ready for use after being started or turned on

  • I always let the car warm up for a couple of minutes in the winter before I start driving.

5 b warm (a machine) up or warm up (a machine) : to cause or allow (a machine) to become ready for use after being started or turned on

  • The engine needs to be warmed up for a couple of minutes.

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