Synonyms for warming up

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WARMING UP

Cooney and Barter had been warming up, and the latter went in next.

Carrie related the incidents of the rehearsal, warming up as she proceeded.

But this was merely the warming up exercise of the editor's vocabulary.

“Just what he has to do with any other blackguard,” retorted I, warming up.

He hustled Groverzb out to a freight ship that was warming up for takeoff.

Shame to spoil the race,” said Ed; “we were just warming up.

"They are just warming up," Constance told Miss Nevins adroitly.

“No trouble at all,” retorted the officer, warming up to his subject.

I am over here this morning warming up and making ready for dinner.

In the meantime John was trotting up and down, warming up his mount.