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strike up something

phrasal verb with strike  us   /strɑɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/ )
  • (START FRIENDSHIP)

to ​create or ​establish a ​relationship or ​conversation with someone: She struck up a ​relationship with an ​artistsoon after she ​arrived in ​Paris.

strike up (something)

phrasal verb with strike  us   /strɑɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle struck  /strʌk/ )
  • (START MUSIC)

to ​start to ​playmusic: The ​band struck up a ​medley of Cole Porter ​tunes.
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