limber up


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limber up

1. To stretch and warm one's muscles, so as to become flexible and loose before some strenuous exercise or activity. Make sure you all limber up before we begin practice. I didn't limber up before my run, and now I've got a terrible cramp in my leg.
2. To stretch and warm up someone else's muscles in such a way. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "limber" and "up" in this usage. The team masseuse limbered us up before we headed out to practice. I need to limber up my legs.
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limber someone or something up

to make someone or something more flexible or loose. Let me give you a massage; that will limber you up. I need to limber up my arms.
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Let's limber up for the Giants-Ravens Super Bowl, one long week from today in Tampa Bay, with a jog down memory lane to the NFL's only truly great championship game in the past decade.
THE South Africans limber up at Lord's today and will unveil a fast bowling hope, Mornantau Hayward, trained by the Aussie legend Dennis Lillee.
As the Martyrs limber up for the new campaign they were beaten 5-0 at Penydarren Park by Swansea City during their first pre-season friendly, but bounced back to show a vast improvement to earn a 1-1 draw against a Cardiff City reserve side.
UP TO 1,000 husky dogs were expected to limber up today before an annual dog race - the largest of its kind in the UK.
Fans can go along and watch for free as the stars limber up for their big fights next month.
Kang's 45-minute lessons begin with a series of stretching exercises, followed by skipping, jumping and twirling activities to help the youngsters limber up.