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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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And Tiger Woods limbers up to seriously challenge again in the major golf championships, while Justin Rose looks best-placed of the home players to wrest the important world number one slot.
BY ADAM HATHAWAY LEICESTER prop Ellis Genge insists his fiery temper is a tool of the trade as he limbers up for today's East Midlands derby against Northampton.
IRN?BRU maker AG Barr unveiled a sparkling start to its trading year as it limbers up for its sponsorship of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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But as my little boy limbers up for early mornings and homework again some of his friends may well be stuck abroad as a cloud of volcanic ash is putting an end to any flights leaving or coming into the UK.
Trainer Martin Brassil, while commenting on riding arrangements yesterday, also expressed himself "very happy" with Nickname's work as he limbers up for his defence of the EUR100,000 Grade 1 Leopardstown race on December 27.
MUTTIAH Muralitharan limbers up for another confrontation with Sachin Tendulkar in today's Super Sixes admitting he cannot detect a weakness in the world's best batsman.
KNEES-UP Siobhan Callander from the Tuam All-Stars limbers up for TV talent show
COLOURFUL: The Chinese State Circus limbers up during a visit to Liverpool's Chinatown yesterday; Pictures: COLIN LANE
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SWISS MISS: Rachel Hannaway limbers up for the competition, supervised by head chef Andy McGuinness