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English verb: warm up

1. warm up (social) run until the normal working temperature is reached


SamplesWe warmed up the car for a few minutes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)operate, run

2. warm up (change) become more friendly or open


SamplesShe warmed up after we had lunch together.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

3. warm up (change) get warm or warmer


SamplesThe soup warmed slowly on the stove.


Synonymswarm


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

4. warm up (body) cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles


SamplesThe coach warmed up the players before the game.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)exercise, put to work, work, work, work out


Narrower (hyponym)limber

5. warm up (body) make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity


Synonymslimber up, loosen up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)exercise, work out









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