- to make or become warm or warmer
- (intransitive) to exercise in preparation for and immediately before a game, contest, or more vigorous
- to get ready for something important; prepare
- to run or operate (an engine, etc) until the normal working temperature or condition
is attained, or (of an engine, etc) to undergo this process
- to make or become more animated or enthusiastic ⇒
the party warmed up when Tom came
- to reheat (already cooked food) or (of such food) to be reheated
- (transitive) to make (an audience) relaxed and receptive before a show, esp a television comedy
- a preparation or practice for activity or competition ⇒
This is the World Cup, not a warm-up.,
He's using this event as a warm-up for next month's Winter Olympics.,
The exercises can be fun and a good warm-up for the latter part of the programme.,
The criticism was merely a warm-up for what is being prepared for the finance minister.,
The shows serve as a warm-up for the band's forthcoming tour.
- (sport) a number of exercises done to prepare the muscles for more strenuous activities ⇒
A proper warm-up is vital in avoiding injury.,
Even with a warm up, the first half mile is dreadful.
- (sport) preparatory; trial ⇒
I slid into the water and did a couple of warm-up lengths.,
a warm-up game,
In a warm-up game for the World Cup, Uruguay have beaten England.
Translations for 'warm up'
- British English: warm up If you warm something up, or if it warms up, it gets hotter.Have you warmed the milk up, Mum?wɔːm ʌp VERB
- Arabic: يُسَخِّنُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aquecer
- Chinese: 热身
- Croatian: zagrijati
- Czech: ohřát ohřívat
- Danish: varme op
- Dutch: opwarmen
- European Spanish: calentarcalentarse
- Finnish: lämmittää
- French: réchauffer
- German: erwärmen
- Greek: ζεσταίνω
- Italian: riscaldare
- Japanese: 暖まる
- Korean: 데우다
- Norwegian: varme opp
- Polish: rozgrzać rozgrzewać
- Portuguese: aquecer
- Romanian: a încălzi
- Russian: разогревать(ся)
- Spanish: calentar
- Swedish: värma upp
- Thai: ทำให้อุ่นขึ้น
- Turkish: ısıtmak
- Ukrainian: гріти(ся)
- Vietnamese: hâm nóng
Example Sentences Including 'warm up'
A dozen or more UniVans were backed in, all with their engines running so that their cab heaters could warm up.
THE SCHEME FOR FULL EMPLOYMENT (2003)
As the gnocchi warm up it's a bit like inflating a rubber dinghy at the bottom of a swimming pool.
New Scientist (2004)
Folds opened the show last Saturday and performed a superhuman feat to warm up the small crowd for Cheap Trick.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
It was an amazing experience - and this was only the warm up.
Botham - My Autobiography
She would pass over the foodstuffs and get straight into a bath in order to warm up.
The Image of Laura
Stone had the vinyl cover up tight around his neck, blood starting to warm up , his whole body tingling.
The scientists say the key to a healthy stretch is to warm up your muscles first.
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