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knock up

phrasal verb with knock uk   /nɒk/ us   /nɑːk/ verb
Players knock up before beginning a game of tennis or similar sport by hitting the ball to each other: The players have a couple of minutes to knock up before the match starts.

knock-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈnɒk.ʌp/ us   /ˈnɑːk.ʌp/
a short time before the start of a game of tennis or a similar sport when players practise by hitting the ball to each other: Let's have a quick knock-up before the game.
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