English version

tune up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtune up phrasal verb1 APMwhen musicians tune up, they prepare their instruments to play at the right pitchtune something ↔ up πŸ”Š The band were tuning up their guitars.2 tune something ↔ up to make small changes to an engine so that it works as well as possible β†’ tuneβ†’ See Verb table
Related topics: Engineering, Motor vehicles
tune-upˈtune-up noun [singular] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TETTCthe process of making small changes to an engine so that it works as well as possible2 an occasion that someone uses as preparation for a more important occasion πŸ”Š He is treating the semi-finals as a tune-up.
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tune-upβ€’ If you give the engine regular tune-ups, it will last much longer.β€’ Therefore, he is treating the semi-final trials more as a tune-up.β€’ It's about time to take the car in for a tune-up again.β€’ Perhaps the owner asked for a spiritual tune-up.
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Verb table
tune
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytune
he, she, ittunes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytuned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tuned
he, she, ithas tuned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tuned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tune
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tuned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tuning
he, she, itis tuning
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you, we, theyare tuning
Past
I, he, she, itwas tuning
you, we, theywere tuning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tuning
he, she, ithas been tuning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tuning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tuning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tuning
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