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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrm-uhp]
    • /ˈwɔrmˌʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrm-uhp]
    • /ˈwɔrmˌʌp/

Definitions of warmup word

  • noun warmup an act or instance of warming up: The spectators came early to watch the players go through their warmups. The dancers went through a quick warmup. 1
  • noun warmup the period before a radio or television broadcast when the audience is entertained so that it will be more receptive to the actual program. 1
  • noun warmup Also, warm up. the time lapse between turning on the power in an electronic component or device and the time it is operable. 1
  • noun warmup Often, warmups. any apparel, especially a sweat suit, worn over other clothing for warmth, chiefly in sports or during preliminary exercise. 1
  • noun warmup Alternative spelling of warm-up. 1

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Origin of warmup

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50; noun use of verb phrase warm up

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Parts of speech for Warmup


warmup popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

warmup usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with warmup

  • what level of intensity should a warmup be?
  • how to warmup?
  • what is warmup and cool down?

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