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English definition of “strike up (something)”

strike up (something)

(START MUSIC) phrasal verb with strike    /strɑɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/)
to start to play music : The band struck up a medley of Cole Porter tunes .
(Definition of strike up (something) (START MUSIC) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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