Definition of Tune up

1. Verb. Adjust for (better) functioning. "Tune the engine"

Exact synonyms: Tune
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Specialized synonyms: Fine-tune, Tweak, Service, Tune In
Derivative terms: Tuning, Tune-up



2. Verb. Adjust the pitches of (musical instruments). "My piano needs to be tuned"
Exact synonyms: Tune
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Derivative terms: Tune, Tuner, Tuning
Antonyms: Untune

Definition of Tune up

1. Verb. To make adjustments to an engine in order to improve its performance ¹

2. Verb. To make preparations for vigorous exercise; to 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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