tune up

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tune up

1. verb To adjust a musical instrument to achieve the correct or desired pitch or key. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tune" and "up." I love hearing the musicians tune up in the orchestra pit before the performance. You should tune the piano up next week so we can play it during the party.
2. verb To adjust a piece of machinery or equipment to make it work properly or efficiently. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tune" and "up." You'll need to tune the car up before you take it to be inspected this weekend. Make sure you tune up the equipment at least once a month, or it can mess up the production line.
3. noun An adjustment to a piece of machinery or equipment to make it work properly or efficiently. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. The car needs a tune-up before our trip. It's working well overall, it just has a few parts that need a tweak—nothing a quick tune-up can't fix.
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tune something up

Fig. to adjust an engine to run the best and most efficiently. You need to tune this engine up. Please tune up this engine so it will run more economically.
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tune up

[for one or more musicians] to bring their instruments into tune. You could hear the orchestra behind the curtain, tuning up. We have to tune up before the concert.
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tune up

Adjust machinery so it is in proper condition, as in I took the car in to be tuned up. [Early 1900s]
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tune up

v.
1. To adjust some musical instrument to a desired pitch or key: She tunes up the violin for the students. He tuned his cello up before practicing. The orchestra tuned up before the concert.
2. To adjust some machine so as to put it into proper condition: The mechanic tuned up the car. I tune the motor up every few months.
3. To prepare oneself for some activity: The team tuned up for the match with a scrimmage.
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Guiao is elated at the team's progress, particularly in the Gilas camp in Spain where it won three of four tuneups against Congo and Ivory Coast.
Gilas is set to play Australian club Adelaide 36ers in a pair of tuneup matches on Friday and Sunday at the Meralco Gym, the performance of the team to play a factor in completing the final 12.
Gilas falls to Congo for first loss in tuneups !-- -- Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) - August 10, 2019 - 9:59am MANILA, Philippines Gilas Pilipinas could not repeat over Congo and suffered their first defeat in Spain, 71-82, in the Torneo de Malaga on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).
The event featured bicycle tuneups, green vendors, a farmers market, "take a book or leave a book" with the library, lots of other children's activities, health screenings, and chair massages.
Throughout his young basketball career, Ravena is known for his ability to flourish under pressure-packed situations and he made no exceptions during the tuneups.
Service department does individual repairs, basic tuneups and complete overhauls.
When logging into the webmail version, users are taken directly to their inbox, and back-end tuneups have increased the performance of the service, according to Yahoo.
Together they generously provided eggs, milk, yogurt, ice, oatcake snacks, fruits, vegetables, and other food items; hens and baby chicks; portion-control kits; a large-capacity commercial dishwasher and other sanitation supplies; bicycles, bike tuneups, riding/safety lessons, and bike helmets; gift cards for sporting goods; shoes for the campers; transportation for field trips; park passes for the campers and their families; assorted, quick-growing vegetable plants, pots, and an introduction to herbs; education on proper hiking techniques; and yoga instruction.
Gardner: $179,220 for projects at the senior center, city hall, Greenwood Memorial Swimming pool, fire stations and elementary, middle and high schools, including energy system tuneups, room occupancy sensors and efficient lighting.
During future tuneups, keep your wrenches harnessed on a carabiner hooked to your belt.
the speedload, improved operating controls, better sights, reliability tuneups, the rollover prone position.
(Professional tuneups, available at some ski shops, cost $20 to $30.) But be warned that your first attempt should be on an old pair of skis.
Naturalized player Andray Blatche spearheads an 11-man contingent set to do sessions and play tuneups with the national squads of Congo, Ivory Coast, and possibly Spain as Gilas tries to master coach Yeng Guiao's system and achieve cohesion and match fitness.
The 7-foot-2 Haddadi did not travel with the team to Manila due to personal reasons while Kazemi, the first Iranian player to be drafted in the NBA, was only a spectator during the two tuneups Iran and Gilas played.
In fact, we find at least a 20 percent increase in efficiency after performing a tuneup. Why?