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English definition of “warm (sb) up”

warm (sb) up

phrasal verb with warm     /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.Entertainers in general
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