warm up

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb to make hotter

General Science

  • verb to allow a machine to stand idle for a time after switching on, to reach the optimum operating conditions

Cars & Driving

  • verb to run an engine until it reaches normal operating temperature

Electronics

  • The process of becoming fully prepared for operation. Also, to become so prepared. Said, for instance, of devices which require a given internal operational temperature.

Human Resources

  • noun
    (written as warm-up)
    the first informal part of an interview where the interviewer tries to put the interviewee at ease

Media Studies

  • noun
    (written as warm-up)
    the act of preparing an audience before a show is filmed by telling jokes, breaking the ice and coaching them in any specific reactions they will have to make

Sports

  • noun
    (written as warm-up)
    an exercise or a period spent exercising before a contest or event
  • verb to prepare the body for exercise by stretching muscles and loosening joints
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