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English definition of “strike up (sth)”

strike up (sth)

phrasal verb with strike     /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
to start to play or sing something: When the applause had died down, a regimental band struck up the national anthem .Playing musicSinging in generalSinging in general
(Definition of strike up (sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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