tune up

[ toon-uhp, tyoon- ]SEE DEFINITION OF tune up
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North, away yonder—you'll hear him tune up in a minute—is Tom Platt.

The old violin was brought out and Diamond proceeded to tune up.

Tune up on the mouth-organ, Sam, an' off she goes with a song.'

Now that we were started on our journey we felt great and I began to tune up.

Perhaps we can get him to tune up this evening after supper.

The music was beginning to tune up from the gambling places and saloons.

He says I chase the tune up and down all the way through, and never hit it!

The musicians were just beginning to "tune up," as Uncle Tad said.

Then he slipped off the platform, and the band began to tune up.

His father, who was used to his moods, without question or remark proceeded to tune up.

WORD ORIGIN

"bring to a state of effectiveness," 1718, in reference to musical instruments, from tune (v.) + up. Attested from 1901 in reference to engines. Tune-up (n.) "event that serves as practice for a later one" is a U.S. sporting coinage first attested 1934.

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