Definition of warm up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

warm up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to prepare for physical exercise or a performance by doing gentle exercises or practice related noun warm-up
  2. 2(of a machine, an engine, etc.) to run for a short time in order to reach the temperature at which it will operate well

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warm somebody/somethingup

 
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to become more lively or enthusiastic; to make someone or something more lively or enthusiastic The party soon warmed up.

warm somethingup

 
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to heat previously cooked food again for eating
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