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[toon-uhp, tyoon-] /ˈtunˌʌp, ˈtyun-/
an adjustment, as of a motor, to improve working order or condition:
The car needs a tune-up badly.
Informal. a preparatory activity or warm-up, as before a contest or game:
The track meet served as a tune-up for the Olympics.
Origin of tune-up
First recorded in 1945-50; noun use of verb phrase tune up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I've caught up with my reading, and Mihul has put me through two of her tune-up commando courses.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • It had turned bleak now, the fuffs of the mountain-winds began to tune-up and fife, the gloom deepened toward night.

    The Last Miracle M. P. Shiel

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