tune–up

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noun \-ˌəp\

Definition of tune–up

  1. 1 :  a general adjustment to insure operation at peak efficiency <an engine tune–up>

  2. 2 :  a preliminary trial :  warm-up

1933

First Known Use of tune–up

1933


TUNE–UP Defined for English Language Learners

tune–up

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noun \-ˌəp\

Definition of tune–up for English Language Learners

  • : a process in which small changes are made to something (such as an engine) in order to make it work better

  • : an event or activity that helps you practice or prepare for a more important event or activity


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