warm-up

Definitions

  • He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
    He Was Just Getting Warmed up 293
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n warm-up exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
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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:

But the sunshine soon warmed his back and dried up the mud under his feet.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
You let him warm himself, and I'll run up to the schoolhouse and fetch him some dry clothes.
"Burr Junior" by G. Manville Fenn
However, let us set to work to repair damages while the flame lasts, for if we once get chilled, it will not be so easy to warm up again.
"The Log House by the Lake" by William H. G. Kingston
If possible, give a good rubbing all over once a week with hot vinegar, and follow that up with warm olive oil.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
When the weather warms up the process is reversed.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
I want to get warmed up, and I want to go to bed.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
My gold-mounted collar was gettin' so tight after I'd warmed up to the work that I 'most choked.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
I didn't pay much notice to the preamble, but as they warmed up to it I couldn't help from gettin' the drift.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Here is your mother all cloaked up in her warm things.
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
When Marcus came home he told her to wrap up as warmly as possible.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

My wifie's wee breistie
Grows warm wi' my sang,
And ilk crumpled-up beastie
Kens no to think lang.
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
Sheep huddle in the hollows,
And the cattle seek the byre,
But I must be up and faring
Away from the warm peat fire;
"Rain Song" by Clinton Scollard
Blue summer smoked on Bindo,
It lapped me warm in its waves,
And when that snake hissed up
Under the shower of leaves
"The Brown Snake" by Douglas Alexander Stewart
Frolic, frolic, little form,
While the day is young and warm.
When the shadows shun the west,
Climb up to my knee, and rest.
"To Beatrice Stuart--Wortley Ætat" by Alfred Austin
"With dreams and with words and with light
Memories and empty desires
Thou hast wrapped thyself round all night;
Thou hast shut up thine heart from the right,
And warmed thee at burnt-out fires.
"Perinde AC Cadaver" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"Thine eyes are like mine, and thou art bold;
Nay, heap not the dying fire;
It warms not me, I am too cold,
Cold as the churchyard spire;
If thou cover me up with fold on fold,
Thou kill'st not the coldness dire."
"The Homeless Ghost" by George MacDonald

In news:

The Intermediate Wolverines warm up before practice at Mattie Stepanek Park in Rockville.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher of the St Louis Rams looks on while his team warms up before playing the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 11, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Warm up this winter and stop by these cozy cafés.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh smiles as he watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in San Francisco, Monday, Nov 19, 2012.
The man who ran for more yards than anyone in Southeastern Conference history watched the Georgia football team warm up before Saturday's game against Tennessee.
Troy Tulowitzki warmed up before rehabbing with the Sky Sox on June 12, 2012.
Hydrangea and violet prints warm up the winter collections.
Hello Wheels came by to help us warm up Performance Studio 1A yesterday.
Why you shouldn't let your car warm up in the morning, and then some.
Nicky Bomba warms up for Red Rocks at the Draft House.
That's just Tim Russell warming up.
Mitchell 'just getting warmed up' on offense.
In Houston, we're just getting warmed up.
Fat lady warmed up, but she's not singing just yet.
Tony Stewart just getting warmed up.
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In science:

As expected, larger Papp results in faster warm up times.
Method for Cooling Nanostructures to Microkelvin Temperatures
As a warm-up and in order to expose some typical features we consider first the simple case where B = β 1 is a constant multiple of the identity.
Random Block Operators
As a warming up exercise, we shall treat here a well-known textbook example, and compute the spectral density in the case of 2 real masses.
On the computation of the spectral density of two-point functions: complex masses, cut rules and beyond
As a warm up, we first bound the probability that a single ancestor h levels away from x has a low label.
Longest path distance in random circuits
The following generalization of this statement also follows from the results of [GHS], but we include a short proof of as a warm up to the proof of Proposition 6.1.
Unipotent flows on the space of branched covers of Veech surfaces
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