tune-up

noun
\ˈtün-ˌəp, ˈtyün-\

Definition of tune-up 

1 : a general adjustment to ensure operation at peak efficiency an engine tune-up

2 : a preliminary trial : warm-up

First Known Use of tune-up

1933, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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tune-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tune-up

: 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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