warm up
transitive verb phrase
1. (to heat) 
a. calentar 
We used to light fires to warm up the cabin in the winter months.Encendíamos un fuego para calentar la cabaña en los meses de invierno.
b. recalentar (food) 
My mother warmed up leftovers for dinner tonight.Mi madre recalentó las sobras para la cena de esta noche.
2. (to make lively) 
a. animar 
The event organizers hired a DJ to warm up the party.Los organizadores del evento contrataron a un pinchadiscos para animar la fiesta.
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to become warmer) 
We were able to start driving once the car's engine warmed up.Pudimos empezar a conducir tan pronto como el motor del carro se calentó.
b. entrar en calor (person) 
His forehead was sweating as he began to warm up.Le sudaba la frente cuando empezó a entrar en calor.
4. (to become lively) 
a. animarse 
The audience warmed up after the keynote speaker told a few jokes.El público se animó después de que el orador principal contara unos chistes.
5. (to become more receptive to; used with "to") 
It took several years for us to warm up to our stepfather.Nos tomó muchos años acostumbrarnos a nuestro padrastro.
We weren't excited at first, but then we warmed up to the idea of going to the movies.Al principio no nos emocionaba, pero luego nos entusiasmamos con la idea de ir al cine.
6. (to prepare to do an activity) 
We warmed up before we got into the pool to avoid injuring ourselves.Hicimos ejercicios de calentamiento antes de entrar en la piscina para no lastimarnos.
If we don't warm up before the concert, we'll sound terrible.Si no nos calentamos antes del concierto, sonaremos terribles.
warm up
transitive verb phrase
1. (food) 
a. calentar 
intransitive verb
2. (dancer, athlete) 
a. calentar, hacer calentamiento 
3. (engine, radio) 
a. calentarse 
warm up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (get warm) [+person] entrar en calor; [+room, engine] calentarse
2 [+athlete, singer] calentarse; [+party, game] animarse
transitive verb
1 [+food] (re)calentar; [+engine] calentar
2 [+party, audience] animar
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