warm up (2)

Meaning: to prepare for a sporting or artistic performance by doing exercises or practising

Synonym: limber up

For example:

  • warm up Don't forget to warm up before the game starts.

  • warm sth up The choir sang some scales before the concert to warm their vocal cords up.

  • warm up sth Let's jog for a while to warm up our leg muscles.

Quick Quiz:

It's really important to warm up before you

a. go to bed

b. play cards

c. play squash

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