limber up

Definition of limber up

:to prepare for physical activity by doing exercises so that one's body can move and bend more easily
  • She limbered up for a few minutes before starting to run.
sometimes used figuratively
  • She limbered up for the election by learning the relevant statistics.

Word by Word Definitions

limber play
  1. : a two-wheeled vehicle to which a gun or caisson may be attached

  1. : capable of being shaped : flexible

  2. : having a supple and resilient quality (as of mind or body) : agile, nimble

  1. : to cause to become limber

  2. : to become limber

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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