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strike up sth

verb uk phrasal verb with strike   /straɪk/ (struck, struck) us  
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.
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