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warm-up

2 adjective
     
warm-up2
1 a warm-up match, game, or race is held to give the sportsmen or players practice before a big event
2 warm-up exercises are done to prepare your body before playing a sport or dancing
3 a warm-up jacket is worn to keep you warm when you are doing exercises
4 a warm-up man or band prepares the people at an event for the main speaker, singer etc by singing, telling jokes etc

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