Definition of tune-up in English:

tune-up

(also tuneup)

noun

  • 1An act of tuning something up.

    ‘take your car in for a tune-up if it's an older model’
    • ‘Time to get my truck fixed, my mountain bike needs a tune-up, and the brakes on my scooter are a little loose.’
    • ‘The engine just needed a good tune-up.’
    • ‘‘It's like taking your car in for a tune-up and getting the spark plugs cleaned out,’ she says.’
    • ‘With the tire changes that are coming, the tune-ups are going to be jumping around, but it'll be the same for all of us.’
    • ‘It does not cost that much to tune-up a vehicle and the fuel savings make it pay for itself.’
    • ‘Once a year, take your machine to your dealer or a reputable service technician for a tune-up.’
    • ‘A tune-up was recommended and an authorization was given.’
    • ‘Others also believe that fasting produces a cleansing affect, which makes an athlete's body function, as though it had just had a tune-up.’
    • ‘If you're one of those handy people who can do your own tune-ups, change your own oil and handle minor repairs, congratulations.’
    • ‘When you send your car in for a tune-up, the mechanic cleans out the jets in the carburetor, which may have been clogged up, he adjusts the engine timing etc.’
    • ‘There might have been some slight changes to the clutch tune-up, but nothing major.’
    • ‘She prepared me like I was going to war: new tires all around for the jeep, a tune-up, chains, jumper cables, and a box packed with warm clothes and flares, in case of an emergency.’
    • ‘Outside the cafe, you'll find a mechanic for on-the-go tune-ups.’
    • ‘Well, diesel engines don't use an ignition so you have no tune-up costs or worries.’
    • ‘Adam finished his tune-up on the tractor and fired it up to see if it was going to run smoothly.’
    • ‘The idea is that by keeping the dealership closely attuned to drivers' habits they can better sell services like oil changes and tune-ups, and offer the customer an experience that will bring him back in when it is time for a new vehicle.’
    • ‘Despite looking like a sports car, it was an automatic, and to make things worse, he needed a tune-up and a muffler, so it even sounded fast also.’
    • ‘He sounds bad, like an old car badly in need of a tune-up.’
    • ‘They never need oil changes, air filters, tune-ups, mufflers, timing belts, or emission tests.’
    • ‘Massage is an excellent way to soothe aching muscles and tired minds, it is to the human body what a tune-up is to a car.’
    1. 1.1US A sporting event that serves as a practice for a subsequent event.
      ‘a tune-up for the college's fall league’
      • ‘Her fast 200 was merely a tune-up for her defense of her British hurdles title.’
      • ‘This two-match swing needs to come off better than Mexico's tune-ups prior to France '98, players said.’
      • ‘The Macalester men's and women's track teams traveled to Carleton Friday, Feb.27 for their final tune-up before the MIAC Indoor Track Championships.’
      • ‘Campbell billed the event as a good tune-up for the postseason.’
      • ‘We have a tune-up game coming up, will the weight training affect his shot?’
      • ‘Four wins and only one loss in tune-up games have served notice of Spurrier's intent.’
      • ‘With the party in Lahore for their final tune-up against Pakistan A, which begins today, the acclimatisation process is necessarily rapid.’
      • ‘The Aussie will put away his grass court shoes for another season, having lifted titles here and at the classic tune-up event at Queen's Club last month.’
      • ‘Coming into the final Grand Slam of a dismal season, Sampras had been knocked out early in a tune-up event, but refused to hang his head.’
      • ‘Dale Robinson will again understudy with a tune-up eight-rounder ahead of a possible crack at the British flyweight title around Christmas.’
      • ‘As a final tune-up for the OUA championship, Waterloo participated in the Western Open at St. Thomas Golf Course on October 10.’
      • ‘Breeders' Cup Mile contender Soaring Free had his final tune-up at Keeneland Race Course.’
      • ‘Entering their third race weekend of the season, NayKid looks forward to this weekend as a tune-up for one of the major events of the season, The Rose Cup, to be held next month at PIR.’
      • ‘As the final tune-up for the ACC Trophy, the Bahrain team were in Colombo on June 3 for three warm-up matches against local club sides.’
      • ‘The last tune-up race will be the Asiago, Italy World Cup.’
      • ‘An elbow injury, suffered in a tune-up exhibition game, short-circuited his power.’
      • ‘Sunday, April 24th, was the day of the 66th edition of Giro dell'Appennino, a classic of the Italian calendar and one of the last tune-up races for the upcoming Giro d' Italia.’
      • ‘It was a very good experience and a good tune-up for a major event, like the Olympics, ‘Suma said.’’
      • ‘Boss Nicky Law was pleased with the performance in City's final tune-up ahead of their Scottish tour.’
      • ‘He will get no favours from Robinson, who plans to use the occasion as a tune-up for a shot at the domestic bantam belt early next year.’

Pronunciation:

tune-up

/ˈt(y)o͞onˌəp/