warm up

Definitions

  • He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
    He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v warm up make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
    • v warm up cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles "The coach warmed up the players before the game"
    • v warm up become more friendly or open "She warmed up after we had lunch together"
    • v warm up get warm or warmer "The soup warmed slowly on the stove"
    • v warm up run until the normal working temperature is reached "We warmed up the car for a few minutes"
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Quotations

  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last.”

Idioms

Death warmed up - (UK) If someone looks like death warmed up, they look very ill indeed. ('death warmed over' is the American form)
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Usage

In literature:

He sat up for some time, warming his hands and watching the blazing logs.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
He warmed up, but on the side away from me.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Suddenly Lieutenant Lucy appeared asking for reinforcements, and saying that the fire was "warming up" in his direction.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Thou hast a hot temper, Lalotte, but it will serve to warm up the biting air.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The children pulled them well up over their knees and kept good and warm.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
They'd come up and try warming their hands over my head, an' all those back-number jokes.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
She had some calf's head from the day before, and she warmed it up with herbs.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Firmly built beds warm up more slowly than do loosely built ones, and they keep their heat longer.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
Once it happened warming up.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
The vapor from a fire is carried up by the warm air, no doubt.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott
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In poetry:

Up from the misty marsh-land--
Ah, when he climbed to me!
To my white bower,
To my sweet rest,
To my warm breast,
Beneath the hawthorn tree.
"The Hawthorn Tree" by Willa Sibert Cather
But when the blessed, welcome beams,
Light up, and cheer, and warm the earth,
All things awaken from their dreams,
To celebrate Creation's birth.
"A Sabbath Morning In The Country" by Thomas Frederick Young
It warms up this fount of life,
And sends life's fluid here and there;
And nerves and brain, in gladsome strife,
Forget their dull and dark despair.
"Love And Wine" by Thomas Frederick Young
And that pavilion houses friends tonight,
They are attired for the holidays;
The dragon patterns on their chalices,
They glitter with the warmed-up wine.
"Porcelain Pavilion" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Him whom thou ne'er leavest, Genius,
Thou wilt wrap up warmly
In the snow-drift;
Tow'rd the warmth approach the Muses,
Tow'rd the warmth approach the Graces.
"The Wanderer's Storm-Song" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The fire, awakened by his voice,
Leapt up with frantic arms,
Like some wild babe that greets with noise
Its father home who storms,
With rosy gestures that rejoice,
And crimson kiss that warms.
"The Wind Of Winter" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Warms up for rematch with Iroquois by crushing Germany in U19 lacrosse.
Jazz percussionist and composer Dafnis Prieto warms up in Studio M Friday, April 20, 2012 before an interview with the Daily Circuit's Tom Weber.
Brigham Young Cougars kicker Justin Sorensen (37) warms up prior to the Cougar season opener in Oxford, Miss Saturday, Sept 3, 2011.
Leif Ove Andsnes warms up for Ojai Music Festival.
Curried lentil soup to warm up on a cold day.
Mahler fans are warming up for the Oregon Symphony's annual end-of-season performance of their favorite composer.
Warm up to need for wearing that life jacket .
Taking a few minutes for a pre-ski warm-up is well worth your time.
Warming Up to a Hot Fashion Trend.
It is important to remember that before starting these all these workouts you should warm-up properly.
Temperatures are going to slowly warm up during the workweek.
Temperatures are going to warm up a tad but remain below normal.
Smith, Crabtree warmed up after chilly start.
Patriots just getting warmed up.
Hit Machine Jason Derulo, 22, Is Just Getting Warmed Up.
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In science:

The following is a warm-up for the more complicated kind of couplings which will be needed later on.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions
As a warm-up to gain intuition, suppose that P0(E |Q) > q and that Q is true.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
In this subsection, as a warm up, we apply results of the previous section to the construction of exterior algebras.
On defining ideals and differential algebras of Nichols algebras
Moreover, each performance result is the average performance of five trials (which follow an excluded warm-up trial) to resist the common speed fluctuation of multi-threaded programs.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
We warm up with the case of 3-nonnesting set partitions, as it forms the template for the general case for both partitions and permutations.
A generating tree approach to k-nonnesting partitions and permutations
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