warm up

When you warm up, you get ready to do something, like run around or sing a few notes before a game or a concert. To warm up is to literally make something warmer, so you can also warm up your soup.

You can warm up beside a cozy fire after skiing, or warm up in your chilly house with a mug of hot tea. Or, warm up your car by running the engine for a while before you drive. If you’re shy, it might take you a little while to warm up to people. A band warms up by playing parts of songs and tuning their instruments, and an athlete might warm up with an easy jog and some stretching.

Definitions of warm up
1

v get warm or warmer

Synonyms:
warm
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles

“The coach warmed up the players before the game”
Types:
limber
cause to become limber
Type of:
exercise, work, work out
give a workout to
put to work, work
cause to work

v make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

Synonyms:
limber up, loosen up
Type of:
exercise, work out
do physical exercise

v run until the normal working temperature is reached

“We warmed up the car for a few minutes”
Type of:
operate, run
direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

v become more friendly or open

“She warmed up after we had lunch together”
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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