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tone up - definition and synonyms


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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytone up
he/she/ittones up
present participletoning up
past tensetoned up
past participletoned up

Related words

  1. same as tone2 (sense 1)

    He’d lost some weight and toned his muscles up.

See also main entry: tone

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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