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warm up

phrasal verb with warm uk   /wɔːm/  us   /wɔːrm/ verb [I or T]
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to prepare yourself for a physical activity by doing some gentle exercises and stretches: If you don't warm up before exercising, you risk injuring yourself.

warm-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔːm.ʌp/  us   /ˈwɔːrm.ʌp/
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 you don't strain any muscles. Let's do a few warm-up exercises.
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