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tune up something

phrasal verb with tune us   /tun/ verb [T]
  • (ADJUST)

to adjust something, esp. an engine, so it works as effectively as possible: I haven’t tuned my car up in two years.

tune up (something)

phrasal verb with tune us   /tun/ verb [T]
  • (PREPARE)

to prepare for a performance or competition, or to adjust an instrument for playing: Yards away on the infield, a marching band was tuning up.
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