from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act or procedure of warming up, especially in preparation for an athletic event.
- noun A period spent in warming up.
- noun The exercises or activities used for warming up.
- noun Clothing, such as a sweatsuit, designed to be worn before or after participation in an athletic event.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
exercisingor stretchingin preparationfor strenuous activity
- noun Any act of
preparationfor a performance
- noun A period of time allocated for performing warm-ups.
Attributiveuse of the noun
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- noun exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
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A natural at rugby, sculling, and of course swimming his warm-up jacket read W.O.W., for “William of Wales”, he also proved to be a standout at a sport no other member of the Royal Family had ever tried: water polo.
She explains that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) involves a warm-up period (five to ten minutes), six to ten repetitions of high-intensity cardio exercise alternating with medium-intensity cardio exercise (say, thirty seconds of sprinting, one minute of jogging, thirty seconds of sprinting, another one minute of jogging, and so on for at least six cycles), and then a cool-down period of five to ten minutes.
I took off my warm-up jacket with hundreds of pairs of eyes watching my every move and cast my glance downward to get deep into the mind-set of a demure and sensitive bird.
“Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon perfect warm-up song
By the time my group got on the ice for our six-minute warm-up period, I felt sick to my stomach.
With no warm-up, no nothing, I threw up in the box, got on the ice and skated to the center.
Enjoy a free continental breakfast and a fun warm-up session.
Generally, a child will be seen three times a week for exercise including general stretching and warm-up, aerobic activity (chosen by the child) and cool down/breathing exercises.
I got into my costume, laced up my skates, and prepared to walk out of the chute and into the warm-up.
So there I was, in decidedly boring white track pants and a warm-up jacket, with no one to cheer for me around the rink because of the freezing rain.