from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make an audience enthusiastic or animated before a show
  • v. To reach a normal operating temperature (of a car for example)
  • v. To reheat food
  • v. To become warmer
  • v. To prepare for executing an already-learned activity by a limited amount of additional practice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles
  • v. get warm or warmer
  • v. become more friendly or open
  • v. run until the normal working temperature is reached
  • v. make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity


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  • There were only twelve minutes or so until I teed off, not enough time to walk up the hill to The Smiling Matteos place, ask him why he hadnt said anything about tokens, buy one, come back to the range, and warm up my swinging muscles.

    The Italian Summer

  • Miserably chilled, too tired to warm up by vigorous exercises, he slapped arms across body.

    Hokas Pokas

  • I finished the last of my steak and paid up, leaving the usual good tip, and started out to warm up Slewfoot.

    Impossible Places

  • Even though Sharkey could be the grouchiest man on earth at times, I was beginning to warm up to him.


  • It took a while for him to warm up to the idea of daylight and get all his pistons firing.


  • "Heinrichs, go warm up B├╝ffel I have a feeling that something's up."

    Panzer Aces

  • "I'll warm up an amphib," Bud offered, as his friend went to tell Sterling and Ames of their plans.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • Huddling against the far wall, I waited until I felt the stream start to warm up on my feet, and then inched my way in.

    Paradise Lost

  • The three sisters, our dear friends Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle and Peggy Sue, were with us all day to sing and warm up the crowd.

    Barbara Bush

  • A single campfire burned near the center of town, where the night-watch gathered to warm up every hour or so.



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