- 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
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Examples from the Web for tune-up
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