1Prepare for physical exertion or a performance by exercising or practicing gently beforehand: the band was warming up
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- Next, students practice warming up exercises in unison.
- It is important that you warm up gently before you start any exercises and do not strain at all.
- Be sure to warm up and stretch before exercising.
1.1(Of an engine or electrical appliance) reach a temperature high enough to allow it to operate efficiently.
- By this time the truck's engine has warmed up enough to allow a shift up into second gear, then third and finally fourth - or top gear.
- This allows the engine to warm up faster, cutting exhaust emissions, and reduces fuel consumption by about 3 percent because it is not geared to the engine.
- Check that the tyre pressures are correct, the brakes are in good working order and that the engine warms up as quickly as possible.
1A period or act of preparation for a game, performance, or exercise session, involving gentle exercise or practice.
- The Broncos, who need points to pull away from the threat of relegation, suffered a blow in the pre-match warm-up.
- The music can easily be incorporated into stretching exercises, warm-ups, aerobic workouts, strength training, yoga and Pilates.
- I have to report that possibly Scotland's most prestigious golf development, the new complex at Archerfield in East Lothian, has no plans at present to provide a basic gym for pre-match warm-ups.
1.1 (warm-ups) North American A garment worn during light exercise or training; a sweatsuit.
- I want to look nice, but from the lack of knowledge in men's fashion, I see myself wearing old jeans or warm-ups too much.
- Loose fitting, long-sleeved shirts with collars and slacks provide the most protection from UV violet rays and should be a recommended part of school attire and warm-ups for athletic uniforms.
- Even if you can't pick out the leotard style you want, you can choose your shoes, tights, and hair clips; sometimes skirts; and occasionally leg warmers or warm-ups for barre.
1.2A period before a stage performance in which the audience is amused or entertained in order to make it more receptive to the main act.
- This is a short comedy intended as a warm-up act for the main attraction.
- The Charisma duet and solo performer Luci are some of the warm-up acts.
- The only problem, of course, is that it's never a good idea to use a genius as your warm-up act.
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