from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adjustment, as of a motor or engine, made to improve working order or efficiency.
  • noun A practice or preparatory session for an important event.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A series of adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance
  • noun A series of preparations for vigorous exercise; a warm-up

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
  • noun exercising in preparation for strenuous activity


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