Definition of Tune-up

1. Noun. Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity.

Exact synonyms: Prolusion, Warm-up
Generic synonyms: Preparation, Readying
Derivative terms: Warm Up, Warm Up



2. Noun. Adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance.
Generic synonyms: Adjustment, Readjustment, Registration
Derivative terms: Tune Up

Definition of Tune-up

1. Noun. A series of adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance ¹

2. Noun. A series of preparations for vigorous exercise; a warm-up ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Tune-up

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1. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1891)
"... (or both right-hand strings if the piano is a trichord), tune up the left- hanu string until it is exactly the same pitch as the tuning-fork. ..."

2. Labor: Hiring Workers, Teaching Men to Do Better Work, Wage-payment Plans (1915)
"... though formerly when the papers were brought in on hand trucks, the work was uneven and less effective man by man. FINDING PACE-MAKERS THAT TUNE UP THE ..."

3. Representative One-act Plays by British and Irish Authors by Clark, Barrett Harper, 1890- (1921)
"[The musicians in the ballroom opposite begin to tune up their fiddles. ... Tune up! Tune up! And Peggie Lovel promised me the first dance! Tune up! NURSE. ..."

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