tune-up

noun

ˈtün-ˌəp How to pronounce tune-up (audio)
ˈtyün-
1
: a general adjustment to ensure operation at peak efficiency
an engine tune-up
2
: a preliminary trial : warm-up

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tune-up was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Tune-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tune-up. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

tune-up

noun

ˈt(y)ü-ˌnəp
: a general adjustment to get everything in good working order
an engine tune-up

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