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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywarm up
present participlewarmingup
past tensewarmedup
past participlewarmedup

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  1. 1
    [transitive] same as warm2
    I’ll warm up some soup for lunch.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to become warm
    Drink this and you’ll soon warm up.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to prepare for a sport or activity by doing gentle exercises or practising just before it starts
    The players are already on the field warming up.
    stretching exercises to warm up your calf muscles
    1. a.
      [intransitive] to prepare for a particular race, game, or competition by competing in less important events first
      The boys warmed up for their big game with a 4–0 win at Derby last week.
  4. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] if an event or situation warms up, or if something warms it up, it starts to become enjoyable, interesting, or busy
    By midnight the party had really warmed up.
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