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warm up something

phrasal verb with warm  us   /wɔrm/ verb [I/T]
  • (HEAT)

to make something ​hotter: I can warm up the ​leftoversoup for ​lunch. We warmed the ​rolls up in the ​oven.

warm up (something)

phrasal verb with warm  us   /wɔrm/ verb [I/T]
  • (PRACTICE)

to ​exercise or ​practice in ​order to ​prepare for something that ​takes a lot of ​effort: Ballet ​dancers have to warm up before ​performing. A new ​pitcher is warming up in the ​bullpen. She warms up her ​voice by ​singingscales. If you warm up a ​car, you ​let the ​engine get warm enough to ​work well.
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