Definition of warm-up noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːm ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrm ʌp//
    [usually singular] Exercise
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  1. 1a short practice or a series of gentle exercises that you do to prepare yourself for doing a particular sport or activity warm-up exercises He swam ten lengths of the pool as a warm-up. See related entries: Exercise
  2. 2a short performance of music, comedy, etc. that is intended to prepare the audience for the main show a warm-up act
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