To limber up

to change a gun carriage into a four-wheeled vehicle by attaching the limber.

See also: Limber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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That's why Great Britain and Ireland's starlets decided to limber up at Royal Aberdeen yesterday ahead of September's Walker Cup showdown with USA.
TOTS will be able to limber up and learn the tricks of the ancient art of yoga while their parents shop.
winner and enjoyed phenomenal success in panto last year, Joe Pasquale can afford a sly smile as he prepares to limber up for his festive return to the Birmingham stage.
The workout is a series of stretches,lifts,push-ups and kicks all designed to limber up the body,and increase flexibility, without causing too much stress in the muscles and joints.
COMPANIES which encourage their staff to limber up before starting work are to be studied, in a move to find out how to reduce work-related injuries and ill health.
And for John Thomson, it provided a chance to limber up for his stint in the Celebrity Fame Academy which started yesterday.