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tune-up

[toon-uhp, tyoon-] /ˈtunˌʌp, ˈtyun-/
noun
1.
an adjustment, as of a motor, to improve working order or condition:
The car needs a tune-up badly.
2.
Informal. a preparatory activity or warm-up, as before a contest or game:
The track meet served as a tune-up for the Olympics.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; noun use of verb phrase tune up
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