See also: warmup and warm up



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A footballer during the warm-up


warm-up (plural warm-ups)

  1. The act of exercising or stretching in preparation for strenuous activity
    If you don't do your warm-ups properly you have a greater chance of injury.
  2. Any act of preparation for a performance
    Drivers are allowed 5 minutes for warm-up before the race starts.
  3. A period of time allocated for performing warm-ups.
    Keep a sharp eye on the referee during warm-up to check out his mood.

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warm-up (not comparable)

  1. Attributive use of the noun
    My friend is playing in the warm-up band for the big show tonight.
    Bill crashed during the warm-up lap.