- (intransitive) To become warmer.
- He came inside to warm up.
- (transitive) To heat or reheat (e.g. food).
- I couldn't be bothered to cook another meal so I just warmed up yesterday's leftovers.
- (intransitive, transitive) To reach, or cause to reach, a normal operating temperature (of a car for example).
- These old valve radios take a few minutes to warm up.
- (intransitive) To do gentle exercise, stretching etc., in order to prepare the body for more vigorous exercise.
- It is important to warm up properly before your gym session.
- (intransitive) To prepare for an activity by carrying out a practice or preparation routine.
- The band were already on stage, warming up for the gig.
- (transitive) To make (an audience) enthusiastic or animated before a show
- Rich knew how to warm up the audience of The Price is Right. His good looks and charming personality made even that special.
- Portuguese: aquecer
- Russian: нагрева́ть
- French: s'échauffer
- Russian: размина́ться
- Spanish: calentar motores