warm-up - definition and synonyms

noun 

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singularwarm-up
pluralwarm-ups
  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when you prepare yourself for an activity

    The tests are a useful warm-up for the final exam.

    1. a.
      a set of exercises that you do just before you start to play a sport, in order to prepare your body

      a five-minute warm-up before the match

  2. 2

    warm-ups

    [plural] American a tracksuit