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English definition of “warm-up”

warm-up

noun [C]     /ˈwɔːm.ʌp/ US  /ˈwɔːrm-/
something that you do to prepare yourself for an activity, especially gentle exercises before a physical activity: A warm-up is important before a run so as not to strain any muscles. Let's do a few warm-up exercises.Exercising and training
(Definition of warm-up noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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