Definition of warm verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    warm

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɔːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they warm
    BrE BrE//wɔːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrm//
     
    he / she / it warms
    BrE BrE//wɔːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrmz//
     
    past simple warmed
    BrE BrE//wɔːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrmd//
     
    past participle warmed
    BrE BrE//wɔːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrmd//
     
    -ing form warming
    BrE BrE//ˈwɔːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɔːrmɪŋ//
     
    Preparing food
     
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    make/become warm
  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] to make something/somebody warm or warmer; to become warm or warmer warm something/somebody/yourself (up) I'll warm up some milk. Come in and warm yourself by the fire. The alcohol warmed and relaxed him. warm (up) As the climate warms (up) the ice caps will melt. See related entries: Preparing food
  2. become friendly
  3. 2[intransitive, transitive] warm (somebody) to become more friendly, loving, etc.; to make somebody feel or become more friendly, loving, etc.
  4. see also global warming, house-warming
    Word Origin Old English wearm (adjective), werman, wearmian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German warm, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin formus ‘warm’ and Greek thermos ‘hot’.Extra examples His voice suddenly warmed. Return the bowl to the heat to warm through. We soon warmed up in front of the fire. As the climate warms the ice caps will melt.Idioms
    look/feel like death warmed up(British English)(North American English like death warmed over)
     
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    (informal) to look or feel very ill/sick or tired
    warm the cockles (of somebody’s heart)
     
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    (British English) to make somebody feel happy or sympathetic Doesn’t that story just warm the cockles of your heart?
    Phrasal Verbswarm downwarm to somebodywarm to somethingwarm upwarm upwarm somethingup
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