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warm up

phrasal verb with warm uk   /wɔːm/  us   /wɔːrm/ verb [I or T]

warm up (EVENT)

informal If an ​eventwarms up, it ​starts to ​become more ​interesting, ​enjoyable, or ​exciting: The ​party was only just ​starting to ​warm up as I ​left.

warm up (EXERCISE)

to ​prepare yourself for a ​physicalactivity by doing some ​gentleexercises and ​stretches: If you don't ​warm up before ​exercising, you ​riskinjuring yourself.

warm-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɔːm.ʌp/  us   /ˈwɔːrm-/
something that you do to ​prepare yourself for an ​activity, ​especiallygentleexercises before a ​physicalactivity: 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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