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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytune up
he/she/ittunes up
present participletuning up
past tensetuned up
past participletuned up
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  1. 1
    [transitive] music same as tune

    He was in the next room, tuning up his guitar.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] musicSound effect if a group of musicians tune up, they make small changes to their instruments so that they can play well together
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to prepare for an event or a situation
    tune up for:

    The team is tuning up for another busy season.

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