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  • n  exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
  • n  adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance

  • In a chump-change Tasmanian tune-up for the Australian Open earlier this year, Williams, then ranked a paltry 94th in the world, fell to an Austrian named Sybille Bammer in a .
  • The guy who did my LASIK surgery wanted to do a "tune-up," and now I've had five surgeries on my eye.
  • And while your system might be comfortable, it should get a tune-up from time to time.
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  • Bach, Burns enjoy playing against Kentucky All-Stars
    RICHMOND | A shorthanded group of Kentucky Junior All-Stars gave the senior squad all it could handle for the opening 20 minutes on Wednesday evening at Madison Central before dropping a 104-80 decision in the final tune-up for the team before their annual series against the Indiana All-Stars on Friday and Saturday.
    June 13, 2013 - The Ledger Independent
  • H.S. BASKETBALL: Kentucky All-Stars set for final tune-up
    The Kentucky All-Stars are set for one final tune-up before a pair of big showdowns this weekend with the Indiana All-Stars.
    June 12, 2013 - Richmond Register
  • South Boston Farmers' Market is open for business
    (Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2013) Mike Gallotta, a GIS intern with the Boston Cyclist Union, helped tune-up bikes Monday. By Patrick...        
    June 12, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Robin Williams in San Francisco Chronicle
    A statement from 57-year-old Williams adds, "I'm so touched by everyone's support and well wishes. This tour has been amazing fun and I can't wait to get back out on the road after a little tune-up."
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr in ESPN
    This one is definitely for the fans as I wasn't going to waste anyone's time with a meaningless tune-up bout and asked to fight Shane immediately,Mayweather said. "I have said ever since I came back to the sport that I only wanted to fight...
  • Jeremy Wariner in International Herald Tribune
    This is really just a tune-up race for me to see where I'm at with my training and what I need to work on,Wariner said. "I've got a lot of improvement to do. It's early in my season, it's only February, Olympics aren't until August. I knew...

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