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Origin of warmup
Words nearby warmup
Example sentences from the Web for warmup
The first concert had been headlined by Thin Lizzy, with a then-little-known band named U2 as the warmup act.Eminem Rocks Ireland: Slane Castle’s Latest Legendary Performer|Michael Daly|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eastwood, who was supposed to be the warmup act for Marco Rubio introducing Romney, wound up with marquee billing.
“The vice president and I are the warmup acts today,” the president joked.
Apparently that topless shot in Vanity Fair a couple years ago was just a warmup.
This was the warmup for the original Compassionate Conservative—the one who campaigned as a different kind of Republican.
British Dictionary definitions for warmup
Idioms and Phrases with warmup
Prepare for exercise or an athletic event by stretching or practicing beforehand, as in It's important to warm up before you play any sport. The idiom is also applied to musicians getting ready to perform. [Late 1800s]
Make enthusiastic, excited, or animated, as in He was good at warming up an audience for the main speaker. [Mid-1800s]
Also, warm up to. Become friendlier or more receptive toward, as in I had a hard time warming up to my mother-in-law. [Early 1800s]
Reach a temperature high enough to work efficiently, as in I'll go out and warm up the car. [Mid-1900s]
Reheat food, as in If we warm up the leftovers, we'll have enough for everyone. [Mid-1800s]
Approach a state of violence or confrontation, as in Racial tension was rapidly warming up. Also see heat up.