warm (sb) up Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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warm (sb) up

phrasal verb with warm uk   /wɔːm/  us   /wɔːrm/ verb [I or T]
to entertain people while they are waiting for a performance to start, for example by telling jokes: He's got a job warming up for TV studio audiences. He was warming the audience up with his world-famous jokes.
Translations of “warm (sb) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 節目開始前活躍觀眾氣氛(如講笑話)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节目开始前活跃观众气氛(如讲笑话)…
(Definition of warm (sb) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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