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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.


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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