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warm up

verb

Definition of warm up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in exercise or practice especially before entering a game or contest; broadly :  to get ready



1846

First Known Use of warm up

1846


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warm up

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intransitive verb \(ˈ)wȯr-ˈməp\

Medical Definition of warm up

  1. :  to engage in preliminary exercise (as to stretch the muscles) <important to warm up properly before running>




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