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English definition of “strike up sth”

strike up sth

phrasal verb with strike     /straɪk/ verb (struck, struck)
to start a relationship or conversation with someone: He gets really jealous if his girlfriend strikes up a friendship with another man. It can be difficult to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger .Interrupting and preventing from speakingBeing, becoming friends and getting to know someone
(Definition of strike up sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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