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warm-down

or warm·down

[ wawrm-doun ]

noun

  1. a tapering off or recovery from strenuous physical exercise, especially running or racing, by slowing down or doing light stretches.


verb phrase

  1. to conclude or follow a period of strenuous physical exercise by walking or gentle stretching.

warm-down

noun

  1. light exercises performed to aid recovery from strenuous physical activity


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Word History and Origins

Origin of warm-down1

First recorded in 1950–55; warm ( def ) (in the verb sense “to make warm, heat”) + down 1( def ) (in the adverb sense “from a higher to a lower state or condition”); the verb phrase is derived from the noun
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Example Sentences

Makes you think of the South only they can't get it as warm down there as up here where the sidewalks are baking all day.

I bit my lip to stifle a cry, and I felt the blood run warm down my neck and back.

When asked whether he was not glad to be on the surface again, he answered with a smile that "it was nice and warm down there."

It was warm down there, and as soon as the cap with its lighted lamp was on his head, sweat began to pour down his neck.

It was not at all warm down there, but I perspired violently.

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