warm up


warm up
warm up
1. [for the weather or a person] to become warmer or hotter. •

I think it is going to warm up next week.

2. Fig. [for someone] to become more friendly. (A warm person is a friendly person.) •

Todd began to warm up halfway through the conference.

After he had worked there for a while, he began to warm up.

3. and warm up for something Fig. to prepare for some kind of performance or competition. •

The team had to warm up before the game.

They have to warm up.

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{v.} 1. To reheat cooked food. * /Mr. Jones was so late that his dinner got cold; his wife had to warm it up./ * /When the children had left for school, their mother warmed up the breakfast coffee./ 2. To become friendly or interested. * /It takes an hour or so for some children to warm up to strangers./ * /As he warmed up to his subject, Tom forgot his bashfulness./ 3. To get ready for a game or other event by exercising or practicing. * /The dancers began to warm up fifteen minutes before the performance./ * /The coach told us to warm up before entering the pool./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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