warm up

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
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.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to become warmer)
a. calentarse
We started driving once the engine had warmed up.Empezamos a conducir tan pronto como el motor se calentó.
b. entrar en calor (person)
I stood by the fire and finally began to warm up.Me puse junto al fuego y por fin empecé 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")
a. acostumbrarse
It took several years for us to warm up to our stepfather.Nos tomó muchos años acostumbrarnos a nuestro padrastro.
b. entusiasmarse
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)
a. hacer ejercicios de calentamiento
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.
b. calentar
We warmed up for five minutes before we started running.Calentamos por cinco minutos antes de empezar a corer.
c. calentarse
If we don't warm up before the concert, we'll sound terrible.Si no nos calentamos antes del concierto, sonaremos terribles.
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warm up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (food)
a. calentar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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